Multiple organizations are hosting food giveaways in North Central Florida to help those in need

The North Platte Baptist Church is giving away food Thursday night from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
The North Platte Baptist Church is giving away food Thursday night from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.(KNOP)
Published: Apr. 29, 2020 at 5:54 AM EDT
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Organizations in North Central Florida have been coming together to help those in need during this pandemic. Over the next two weeks, there will be multiple food giveaways in the area.

The City of Newberry and Farm Share hosted a drive-thru food giveaway at the Easton Sports Complex on Wednesday, April 29th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

"Things like this just shows you what kind of community this is," said Major Stroupe, the commander for American Legion Post 149. "They really turn out and help each other and it just makes me proud to be associated with this community. It was just absolutely outstanding to be able to give back to the community and to see this need and fill it as best as we could."

The High Springs Mobile Pantry will be at the First Baptist Church of High Springs for a food distribution on Wednesday, April 29th. The church, which is off Highway 441, will be serving free fresh food from 3 PM to 6 PM.

On Friday, May 1st, at The Oaks Mall, there will be a "Community Relief Day" event from 9 AM to 12 PM. This giveaway is being organized by Farm Share and The Alachua County Christian Pastors Association.

Unity Group Services, Farm Share, and Citywide Recycling will be hosting a food giveaway on Saturday, May 2nd, from 10 AM to 2 PM in Ocala. According to the flyer, this will be a drive-thru distribution, and you must remain in your vehicle. The food giveaway is taking place at Friends Recycling.

According to the High Springs Fire Department on Saturday, May 9th, at the High Springs Civic Center, there will be a food giveaway starting at 9 AM. The flyer said that everyone should remain in their vehicles with their windows rolled up. They are asking people not to walk-up as it will be a drive-thru giveaway.