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Free food boxes to be distributed this Friday

Free boxes of food will be distributed to Seminole County residents beginning at 9 a.m. this Friday, October 30. The food box give away will be held at the former fire station complex on Woolfork Avenue in downtown Donalsonville. Residents are asked to enter Woolfork Avenue from Second Street heading south, and remain in their vehicle at all times as COVID-19 safety precautions will be in place.

The food boxes will consist of fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, meat products and a combination box of fresh produce, dairy or meat products. 

The giveaway is part of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Secretary Sonny Perdue announced on April 17. USDA is exercising authority under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to purchase and distribute agricultural products to those in need. Through this program, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is partnering with national, regional and local distributors, whose workforces have been significantly impacted by the closure of restaurants, hotels and other food service businesses, to purchase up to $4 billion in fresh produce, dairy and meat products from American producers of all sizes. 

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