ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Friday’s food giveaway event, a partnership with Florida Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor Daisy Morales (D-Orange County), Orlando Baptist Church, and Goya Foods, is expecting to feed over 500 families.
This is Orlando Baptist Church’s second time hosting a food distribution event for the group to serve Morales’ constituents in Orange County, and this event is Supervisor Morales’ third food giveaway event.
For Supervisor Morales, these food giveaways have a twofold purpose. One, her office aims to help meet families’ food needs after COVID-19’s financial fallout, and two, she wants to face head-on the broader food need that existed long before the COVID-19 pandemic: food deserts.
People in underserved communities often have limited food options that are largely unhealthy such as fast food restaurants and convenience stores which sell snacks and processed food, but have limited access to big chain supermarkets to buy nutritious food. Goya Foods is offering a nourishing variety of food items to families in need.
In COVID-19’s wake, people are unemployed, struggling to feed their families and pay the rent, and the virus is still spreading and threatening the livelihood of Orange County citizens and Floridans since Governor Ron DeSantis announced phase two of Florida’s reopening.
With an increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings issued an executive order requiring every person working, living, visiting or doing business in Orange County to wear a face mask in any public space, effective June 20.
In answer to the executive order, Supervisor Morales has partnered with Andrew Jeng, the chairman of the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs (APAPA) Central Florida Chapter, and Umpierre Craft Masks to distribute over 500 face masks at the event.
Participants can only drive through in a car while volunteers load up each vehicle, on a first-come, first served basis.
Orlando Baptist Church, 500 South Sermoran Blvd., Orlando, FL 32807
2:00pm – 4pm on Friday, June 26th, 2020
Florida SWCD Supervisor Daisy Morales (D-Orange County)
Orlando Baptist Church
Iglesia Cristiana Para Las Naciones
Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs (APAPA)
Umpierre Craft Masks
Vince Talor’s Volunteers
Florida Passion Fruit Vineyard
Florida National News
Orlando Police Department