Despite the office being closed since March 13th, the Gainesville-Alachua County Association of Realtors (GACAR) continues to find ways to engage its members and support the community. On Friday, May 29th from 9:00am – 2:00pm, GACAR will be hosting a drive-up food drive benefitting Bread of the Mighty Food Bank. GACAR volunteers will be on hand both days to accept any monetary and/or food donations as members drive through the office parking lot to drop off their donations.
GACAR President Jeremy Thomas was not surprised when members came together to propose the food drive. “Our Association has a long history of serving this community. The members of GACAR are people of action, so when the idea to help Bread of the Mighty was mentioned, there was no hesitation and plans were immediately made. Not even a pandemic could stop GACAR from coming together to help our community,” he said. All necessary precautions will be taken to ensure the health of volunteers and donors. President Thomas said, “This contactless drive-up food drive demonstrates our members’ adaptability and dedication to service despite the challenges that COVID-19 has thrust upon us. GACAR is proud to be a source of support and example of resilience during these trying times. ”
This food drive is open to all GACAR members and the community at large. GACAR members that are unable to participate are encouraged to visit www.GACAR.com and consider making a monetary donation. For members of the public that are unable to attend the drive-up event, we encourage sending monetary donations directly to Bread of the Mighty at www.breadofthemighty.org/donate. Ninety-six cents of every $1.00 raised goes directly to the community, and every $1.00 provides up to 10 meals. Please see below for a list of critical items that Bread of the Mighty has requested.
Non-Perishable Food Items Needed
* Rice * Pasta * Canned Potatoes * Peanut Butter * Jelly * Soups * Canned Veggies *Canned Fruits and Juices * Canned Proteins (Chicken, Tuna, Beans) * Canned Chili, Stew, or other meat based foods
Non-Food Items Needed
* Toilet Paper * Tissues * Paper Towels * Wipes * Soap * Shampoo * Deodorant * Toothpaste * Toothbrushes