Mobile outreach offers 35K pounds of food

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Posted May 5, 2023 |

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and Wings of Faith Fellowship in Ocala worked together on April 20 to give away approximately 35,000 pounds of food to those who needed it. 

Second Harvest has a network of more than 625 community feeding partners. The organization announced last December that it was expanding into Marion County by merging with First Step Food Bank, Inc., in Ocala. A news release from Second Harvest at the time stated that, “According to Feeding America, 47,350 people in Marion County experience food insecurity at some point during the year.”

Second Harvest maintains a branch office at 4045 NE 36th Ave., Ocala, through which more than 40 local nonprofit food provider partners in the area receive food for their clients. 

Wings of Faith Fellowship has a number of outreach ministries, including a food pantry. On the morning of the 20th, a number of church volunteers worked hard unloading the Second Harvest truck and packaging food for the first mobile distribution locally since the Second Harvest expansion last fall.  

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