The 2017 Strike Out Hunger Week Events will be held November 13-16, 2017 at the Alachua County Fairgrounds. We encourage individuals, businesses, civic, government and faith organizations, to join us in reaching our goal of collecting 150,000 pounds of non-perishable food items to be distributed to food banks and pantries for needy families in Alachua County.
2017 Strike Out Hunger Week Schedule of Events — Alachua County Fairgrounds:
Monday, November 13th, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Community Food Drive – Collections Drop Off at the Alachua County Fairgrounds, 3100 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida (volunteers are needed).
Tuesday, November 14th, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sorting of donated foods from community food drives for food banks and pantries (volunteers are needed).
Wednesday, November 15th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Representative Clovis Watson, Jr. and Farm Share Free Food Giveaway. No registration or referrals needed (volunteers needed).
Wednesday, November 15th, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Distribution of collected food items to food banks and pantries (volunteers are needed).
Wednesday, November 15th, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Preparation of Thanksgiving Baskets for distribution to needy families in Alachua County.
For a basket referral, call 352-371-4566 November 10th, 10 am – 2 pm.
Thursday, November 16th, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway. Voucher’s will be given out on Thursday, October 5th, 12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m. at the MLK Multipurpose Center, 1028 NE 14th Street, Gainesville, Florida, to Alachua County Residents that have state issued picture I.D’s.
Your address must match the one given on your I.D.
For more information and to Volunteer for Strike Out Hunger Week, please contact Rodney J. Long, President, The Long Foundation, Inc., and Martin Luther King, Jr., Commission of Florida, Inc., at (352) 375-6555.
Thanks Alachua County For Helping Us – Strike Out Hunger In Alachua County!.