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Archive Index / Public Employees "Feed The Need" Donating Thousands Of Pounds Of Food (posted: 12/14/11)
Source: County of Volusia
Contact: Joanne Magley, Community Information Manager
Totals to be announced during the Dec. 15 County Council Meeting
Well more than 20,000 pounds of food has been donated by public employees from Volusia County Government, Daytona State College, Volusia County Schools, Volusia County Health Department, Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach Shores, DeBary, DeLand, Edgewater, Holly Hill, New Smyrna Beach, Orange City, Ormond Beach, Pierson, Ponce Inlet, Port Orange and South Daytona during the inaugural, countywide public employee food drive thatís been named Public Employees Feed The Need.
The Feed the Need food drive, the brainchild of County Manager Jim Dinneen and overseen by the county, took place Dec. 5 - 12 throughout Volusia County as a friendly competition between public employees of all organizations involved. Because of the large amount of food collected throughout the county, there are truck loads of food to be weighed. The final total will be announced shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday during the regular meeting of the county council. At that time, representatives from the cities, college and school board also will be recognized for the generous donations.
The organization that collected the most food -- based on pounds per full time employee-- will be presented with a trophy to keep until next year, when possibly a new winner is announced for the second annual Feed the Need food drive.
The food and funds will be given to food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers, churches, and other nonprofit organizations that are working to fight hunger.
Page last updated: 12/14/11