Community feeding program begins Saturday
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DeFUNIAK SPRINGS — Walton County Emergency Management, in conjunction with the Matrix Community Outreach Center, will host a community feeding pilot program Saturday at 4C BBQ.
The food distribution program will begin at 10 a.m. in the 4C BBQ parking lot at 1045 US-331, Suite H in DeFuniak Springs, according to a press release from the city.
The food distribution will first come first-serve and will consist of fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, water, Gatorade and orange juice.
This program is intended to focus on individuals and families below the poverty level, those recently unemployed due to the COVIC-19 outbreak, seniors, and those with compromised immune systems or underlying medical conditions that limit their mobility.
The distribution of the food will be done via a drive-thru system.
Recipients will not be allowed to get out of their vehicles.
Healthy screenings, use of personal protective equipment and the 6-foot self-distancing guideline will be strictly adhered to at all times.
The pilot program is being made possible through a partnership between Walton County Emergency Management, the Matrix COC, Farm Share of Florida, the Walton County School District, Patriots Emergency Response Team, Walton County Community Emergency Response Team and 4C BBQ .
The program is being developed in the event a larger need is required.