Gainesville-Alachua Realtor Association provides over 54,000 meals to Bread of the Mighty Food Bank

Our morning volunteers (Front Row, L  R): Liz Pooley, Lisa Gurske, Adam Gurske, Susan McQuillan, Jeremy Thomas (Back Row, L  R): Matt Umanos, Kenyada Higgins
Our morning volunteers (Front Row, L R): Liz Pooley, Lisa Gurske, Adam Gurske, Susan McQuillan, Jeremy Thomas (Back Row, L R): Matt Umanos, Kenyada Higgins

The Gainesville-Alachua County Association of Realtors (GACAR) raised close to $5,500.00 and collected over a dozen overflowing boxes of food and personal hygiene donations for the Bread of the Mighty Food Bank. Thanks to the generous contributions from GACAR members, local businesses, and the public, GACAR is able to provide over 54,000 meals to Bread of the Mighty during such a critical time. 

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GACAR President Jeremy Thomas was on hand today helping unload donations and thanking visitors (from an acceptable social distance, of course). Thomas said, “It is truly humbling to see not only our realtors and business partners today, but also regular members of the community and representatives from surrounding offices have dropped off donations. Everyone has been so kind and encouraging. I am proud that our community has come together to help alleviate some of the hardship caused by food insecurity.” 

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While summer months are typically difficult for local food banks, it becomes downright devastating when coupled with the economic effects of COVID-19 rippling through the community. Even though this event was successful, food insecurity is still a major issue within our community. For those that are able, please consider visiting www.breadofthemighty.com/donate to contribute directly to this worthwhile organization.

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