In Jacksonville, giveaways are deliberate for groceries, in St. John’s Meals Drive

Farm Share will be offering three free drive-through grocery gifts this week in Jacksonville, in partnership with farmers across Florida.

Additionally, St. Johns County and the United Way of St. Johns County will host a drive-through food ride on Saturday to replenish local pantries.

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At Jacksonville’s “no-touch” distributions, recipients must arrive in a vehicle to receive fresh produce, non-perishable canned food, canned protein, and water.

First come, first served freebies:

WEDNESDAY

• 9 am Grace Baptist of East Springfield, 178 E .21st St.

• 9:30 am Abyssinia Baptist Church, 10325 Interstate Center Drive, with US Representative Al Lawson.

THURSDAY

9:00 a.m. Household of Faith Church, 925 Edgewood Ave. W., in partnership with Senator Sens. Aaron Bean and Audrey Gibson.

To donate to the Farm Share feeding program, go to farmshare.org or write “EAT” at 41-444.

The trip to St. Johns County called “Rock the Pantries” is on Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the St. Augustine Amphitheater, 1340C S. Florida A1A in St. Augustine. A second ride will take place on May 16 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 N. Florida A1A in Ponte Vedra Beach.

Volunteers will be on-site in the car parks of both venues collecting non-perishable donations that come directly from vehicles. A list of suggested donations can be found at theamp.com/events/detail/rock-the-pantries-a-drive-thru-food-drive. For more information, visit unitedway-sjc.org or call (904) 829-9721.

Beth Reese Cravey: (904) 359-4109

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