Duval County

Local food drive helps hundreds of families hit by COVID-19 pandemic

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Hundreds of cars lined Timuquana Road for the Farm Share Food Distribution hosted by the local Rotary Club, Congressman Rutherford, Boy Scouts, and Charities of North Jacksonville on Saturday.

The event was supposed to start at 9 a.m., but started 45 minutes earlier due to the long line of cars.

Recipients received fresh produce, non-perishables, canned goods, canned proteins and water.

The food drives will be held every Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to noon on Timuquana Road near St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.