Holiday food drop in Gulfport
With the holidays this year occurring in the midst of a global pandemic, the Gulf Coast Community has continued to help make sure no one goes hungry.
This afternoon in Gulfport, several community organizations, including Feeding the Gulf Coast of Mobile, Extra Tables out of Hattiesburg, and Extend a Hand, Help a Friend, gathered to distribute boxes of food to those in need.
In one hour, 300 families received boxes filled with everything to make a good meal like canned goods, sweet potatoes, and spaghetti.
Extend a Hand, Help a Friend CEO Jeffrey Hulum III recognizes the heightened importance of food drops right now. “It’s very important because economic downturn due to the pandemic and all the different hurricanes we have had. People are not only down on their luck, they’re down on their finances right now. So, this is a way for us to step in and network and bring together everybody this holiday season to ease the burden on their pockets and also at their pantries, because a lot churches and organizations are overwhelmed, due to lack of donations.”
Tomorrow these organizations will be back at it, giving away 6,000 dozens of eggs at Climb CDC Family Enrichment Center.