Chattooga County School System’s Social Worker Michelle Floyd told AllonGeorgia that Sheriff Mark Schrader recently had contacted her about a surplus of food American Red Cross had left after Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. Sheriff Schrader informed Floyd the Red Cross was offering the food free to communities across Georgia who could use it.
The Sheriff told Floyd the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office could get pallets of food if she could use it. “I contacted our Chattooga County Family Connection Coordinator, Vicky Vanpelt, and we began planning. We are working with several community partners including Primary Health Care Centers, PeachState Health Care, Community Resource Center and numerous community volunteers to coordinate an event that will be held on March 26th from 11:30-1:30 at the Train Depot in Summerville,” said Floyd.
Details about the food
“We have three pallets that the Sheriff’s Office picked up for us. Each pallet has 972 boxes of food. Each box contains 12 meals including 12 entrees, 12 starches, 12 fruits, and 12 desserts. The meals vary from box to box but each has an entree, starch, fruit and dessert,” said Floyd.
The event is being called “Home for Spring Break” and will focus on health and safety as well as events in the community that families can enjoy during Spring Break. Anyone who has any questions may contact, Michelle Floyd, Chattooga County School Social Worker at 706-859-3040.