5,000 USDA food boxes to be given away in Savannah

Our Daily Bread Ministry and Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Savannah are partnering with House of Hope to distribute 5,000 food boxes provided by USDA to the community to assist families that may have experienced food shortages related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Food includes fresh food and several kinds of meats.
The give-away is on Saturday, Oct. 17, at Savannah Church of Christ parking lot on Pickwick Street beginning at 8 a.m.
“There is no cost, no paperwork to fill out, no proof of address. Just come pick it up,” said Finley Beckham, director of Our Daily Bread Ministry. “You can pick up for people who may not be able to come because they are seniors. You can get multiple boxes.”
Beckham says there will be four tractor trailer loads of food and volunteers are needed to help unload the food and load it into the trunks of cars and backs of trucks. He said it is a good idea for volunteers to wear a mask. Helpers need to arrive at 7:45 a.m.
“We are hopeful a large give away like this is not just a one time deal,” said Beckham.

3 Comments

  1. Tammy Bridges on October 15, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    I Hoping I can go and get me and some people I know that for sure can’t get one
    I truly Appreciate these amazing people thats doing this

  2. Cheryl Banks on October 20, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    There were still people in line that didn’t get any. So the 5,000 boxes didn’t go far. I was told churches got pallets so if there were 36 boxes to a pallet and 138 people got a pallet that would explain it. Whereas if each vehicle got 3 boxes it would have been enough for about 1,666. I know the article said you could get multiple boxes. Just didn’t expect that someone would get a truck load. Lol

    • Marie on October 28, 2020 at 10:59 pm

      Multiple vechiles got up to 12 boxes

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