Pinellas County, partners provide fresh food to 300 families
Hundreds of Pinellas County families have fresh food to eat after the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) and community partners teamed up to give away fresh produce and groceries Friday morning at the Sunderman Complex in Palm Harbor.
County staff volunteered alongside partners to provide more than 12,248 pounds of food to around 300 families. Surplus food items were donated to local charities and non-profit organizations.
The County partnered with several organizations including St. Pete Free Clinic (SPFC), Palm Harbor Parks & Recreation and the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office as part of an ongoing effort to ensure public well-being by distributing healthy foods to citizens most in need. With food insecurity on the rise in our community, the BCC is working with community partners to ensure that all areas of the county have access to quality food. For example, SPFC offers expanded locations, hours, and drive-through options with additional mobile pantries in underserved areas in mid and north Pinellas County. With compassion and respect, SPFC changes lives by providing health care, nutritious food, recovery housing, and education for our neighbors in need. To learn more about SPFC, please visit www.thespfc.org.