As families get together over Easter dinner, a number of other families may be without the means to prepare an Easter dinner.
Southeastern Food Bank is looking to change that for a number of local families with its 25th annual Food for Families Easter Outreach Program.
However, the organization needs help to accomplish the task.
The food bank is in need of volunteers this Easter weekend to help sort, pack and deliver 2,000 boxes for families in need. Items will be sorted and packed at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at Ocoee High School, and then delivered on Easter morning.
“This Easter, you can be a part of serving our community by helping one or several of the 1200 families who need food this holiday,” Southeastern Food Bank Social Media Coordinator Landon Fleming said. “It’s a really great way to serve our community.”
Much of the food being donated to the families has been provided by Publix Super Markets. In addition to food items, donated boxes also will include toiletries and kitchenware.
“A lot of the products are baked goods and pastries,” Fleming said. “We also get two trailer loads of miscellaneous products from Publix.”
To make monetary donations and learn how to volunteer visit, southeasternfoodbank.com.