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HOLMES COUNTY FOOD DRIVE THIS FRIDAY

Joelle Bledsoe Morris
GUEST WRITER

BONIFAY - Due to the generous support and assistance of the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners, along with funding through the CARES Act, Heart 4 Holmes has established a partnership with Feeding the Gulf Coast. These coordinated efforts will assist with meeting basic needs of families residing in Holmes County.

Heart 4 Holmes is a ministry sponsored by New Smyrna Assembly of God that was created to assist our community with various needs. Every other Friday, Feeding the Gulf Coast supplies 5,000 pounds of groceries to the program for distribution to Holmes County’s residents from 9-11 a.m. at New Smyrna Assembly, located at 1849 Adolph Whitaker Road, Bonifay.

Regular food giveaway event to happen  in Holmes county

Due to this grant being funded for Holmes County specifically, one of the requirements to receive food is that you must be a Holmes County resident. One representative from each household is required to be present at the time of pick-up and produce one form of proof of residency, such as a driver’s license, identification card or utility bill with an address listed. 

 In circumstances where a family is in need but a representative is unable to come to the church, please contact Heart 4 Holmes Coordinator Joelle Morris prior to the day of the distribution so that alternate arrangements may be made. While specific grocery items vary from week to week, the products always offer meat, fresh produce, dry goods, bread and desserts.

Regular food giveaway event to happen  in Holmes county

The dispersals started in early September and will continue through December. Future dates are October 9th and 23rd, November 6th and 20th and December 4th and 18th. Please note that the official hours are 9-11; however, it is a good idea to arrive in advance as the line usually begins forming around 8:30 and all food is typically dispersed within one hour of that start time. We currently receive 5,000 pounds of groceries, but as needs increase we will make every effort to ensure that our supply does, as well. If you would like to volunteer with Heart 4 Holmes or have questions regarding anything relating to the program or distribution, please contact Joelle at 850-758-2076 or call the church at 850-547-9559.

Regular food giveaway event to happen  in Holmes county

We would love for you to join us in reaching out to our community by offering your time! Hours for volunteers are 7-11. Thank you so much for this opportunity to love on our community in a big way! We look forward to seeing you!