Palm Coast, FL - In just 48 hours, Mayor Milissa Holland's initiative to help keep Palm Coast's residents fed raises more than $18,000.
"I am incredibly proud to see the tremendous response from our community in the early stages of this food drive," Holland said. "Palm Coast is rising up to meet an unbelievably important need and I am excited to see this initiative continue to grow over the next two weeks.”
After that $18,380 was donated, city officials announced that they're creating a new goal of $30,000. Any residents that want to donate can do so through the City of Palm Coast. You can also donate food through the city itself at city hall or through Parkview Church, found at 5435 Belle Terre Parkway.
These locations will be the points of distribution for residents next Saturday (May 2nd), from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Flagler Sheriff’s Office and City traffic control will be on hand to help direct residents and there will also be large, electronic traffic message boards present to make the access points clear.
“I want to thank everyone who has donated food or money to ‘Feed Palm Coast’ from the bottom of my heart,” Holland said. “Every single item and every single dollar counts — the impact you are making cannot be overstated. Let’s keep this momentum going and produce a historic result for our community on May 2nd.”
Residents who come to accept the food donations next Saturday must follow traffic control directions, stay in their vehicles, pop their trunks and allow volunteers to place the bagged food items in the trunks. Volunteers will be wearing appropriate PPE, such as gloves and masks.
The city has also provided a list of acceptable donation items if residents choose to donate before the deadline next Friday (May 1st). Donations will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. until the deadline. You can find the acceptable donation items below: