Home / People of Florida / Gainesville’s St. Francis food collections down for Thanksgiving

Gainesville’s St. Francis food collections down for Thanksgiving

By

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

The refrigerator at the St. Francis House has only a few turkeys this year when it normally has close to 40.” credit=”Amanda Di Lella / WUFT News

Lee Smith has never seen the shelves at the St. Francis House homeless shelter this low this close to Thanksgiving.

On Thanksgiving Day each year, the St. Francis House uses food and money donations from the community in order to provide the homeless with a full Thanksgiving dinner.

Between 400 and 500 people show up at the event, and there are usually about 150 volunteers on staff to help out

The community is encouraged to donate to the house by bringing in canned foods like gravy, fruit and green beans or even turkeys.

About Ethan Magoc

Ethan is a news editor at WUFT News. He's a Pennsylvania native who found a home reporting Florida's stories. Reach him by emailing emagoc@wuft.org or calling 352-294-1525.

Check Also

Gainesville Regional Transit System employees talk with job seekers at the 2015 City of Gainesville Job Fair. The 2016 event is set for Tuesday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 10 NW Sixth St. (Photo courtesy CareerSource of North Central Florida)

Need A Job? Employers To Gather For Gainesville Career Fair

CareerSource of North Central Florida has partnered with the city of Gainesville to host a career fair on Tuesday.