Food And Drinks

Local Church, Senator Hosts Orlando Food Distribution Event


The giveaway for groceries feeds families in need

Families are still struggling to put food on the table. Orange County volunteers participated in a massive grocery giveaway. The drive-through food distribution took place at Live Church Orlando in collaboration with Senator Randolph Bracy, D-Orlando and Farm Share.

Food distribution in central Florida remains high due to the pandemic.

“I couldn’t work anymore because of my immune problems,” said Francisco Zevallos from Orlando. “It’s great because they offer something that we can’t always get and we have little money so it helps us a lot.”

Cars lined up to get food from a distribution location at Live Church in Orlando.

It was a partnership between the Church, Senator Randolph Bracy’s office, and Farm Share. Farm Share is a food distribution organization that has distributed more than 133 million meals to those affected by coronavirus over the past year.

A vaccine won’t replace anyone’s income, “said Leighsha Johnson, farm-share coordinator.” Families are still affected. Nothing has changed at all. People are still out of work. Some people still cut their hours. ”

FOX 35 spoke to the first people in line. They waited about two hours for one of the 1,000 boxes of groceries to be handed out.

Carrie Chattman from Orlando said she plans to share her meal.

“Whatever they give, it’s always a blessing and not just for my family, but I share it with my neighbors because [there are] many of us. There are people who can’t come here, “she said.

Farm Share’s next Central Florida food distribution event is on Tuesday in Melbourne at Discover Life Church.


Janet Smith