“Strike Out Hunger” invades fairgrounds today
Alachua County is spearheading a food drive which aims to bring 100,000 pounds of food to area residents in need. WUFT-FM’s Briana Rittersporn says volunteers are ready and eager to accept any donations.
Alachua County Commissioner Rodney Long says there is a great need for help in the community, and this is one step towards reaching those in poverty.
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The Saint Francis House Pet Care Clinic provides free non-emergency health care for pets of economically troubled owners four times a month. In the colder months, they give out cold weather clothes and blankets because homeless shelters do not allow animals unless they are service animals.
Food4Kids Backpack Program of North Florida Inc., is furthering its year-round fight against food insecurity for youth by providing food during the winter holidays to students who mainly rely on meals during school hours.
Gainesville Post Office participates in the Santa Operation program for the first time. The program started receiving letters from across the country starting Dec. 2, and it will match the benefactors until Monday.
The Angel Tree Charity Project helps make sure struggling migrant families have a normal Christmas. Hundreds of families are helped with the charity project.
The 1,000-plus acres of diverse land west of Newnans Lake in Gainesville will provide bicycle and hiking trails for the public in spring 2015.