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Convoy of Hope feeds over 1,000 families in drive-thru food pantry

18,000 lbs of food, in the hands of people in need
Posted at 10:45 PM, May 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-23 22:51:28-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. — We at Fox 4 think it's important for you to see how people like you are working together to make sure no one goes hungry.

It's just part of our commitment to the "Rebound Southwest Florida" series.

The Nations Association and the Fort Myers Convoy of Hope partnered today to serve groceries to over 1,000 families.

18,000 pounds of food, enough to fill two semi-trucks, is now in the hands of people in need.

“As young people, we have to inspire the generations to come, as well as the people that have come before us, ” said Ana Goncalves.

The Florida Multicultural District Youth Ministries have raised money to donate to local organizations that work to help families in need, especially through the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I just can’t get over the way everybody has pitched together and helped everybody out, ” said Cynthia Nicholas.

Thousands of grocery bags were packed with protein bars, chips, cereal, drinks and more.

“We are coming together, doesn’t matter what color you are, what nationality you are, ” said Ana Goncalves.

Volunteers say today's event is to lend a helping hand, letting the community know they have not been forgotten.

“So many people are hungry they are out of work, it is just very very desperate times, ” said Jonathan Gutierrez.

Richard Whidden says these last few months have been difficult...but events like these are whats keeping hope alive.

“You just gotta be positive, things will get better, ” said Richard Whidden

Event organizers are planning to host a frozen meat drive-thru pantry next, stick with Fox 4 News for updates.

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