The annual Strike Out Hunger Food Drive is underway.
November is National Hunger Month, so to bring awareness to Alachua County, The Long Foundation and The Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission are providing free food to those in need with their national Strike Out Hunger Food Drive.
Perishable and non-perishable food items started being collected at the Alachua County Fairgrounds on Monday. Food collection will continue Wednesday, November 15 and Thursday, November 16.
Items from the drive will be given to eight different food banks to help prevent North Central Florida families in need from going hungry this holiday season.
Last year, over 120,000 pounds of non-perishable food items alone were collected.
Rodney Long, president of The Long Foundation, said doing this is a labor of love.
“It’s a passion for us,” he said.