Northwest Baptist Church To Host Snack Drive For Healthcare Workers


In an effort to serve and encourage healthcare professionals, Northwest Baptist Church will host a drive-through snack drive Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sept. 10 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The local church is organizing the “Let’s Treat Those Who Treat Us” food collection drive to provide portable snacks for hospital staff working long hours throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gainesville residents are encouraged to bring pre-packaged snack items to the church located at 5514 NW 23rd Ave. Suggested donation items include:

  • Goldfish
  • Cheez-It Baked Snacks
  • Trail mix, or nuts
  • Fruit cups
  • Beef Jerky
  • Graham Crackers
  • Microwavable soups
  • Microwavable popcorn
  • Raisins
  • Potato chips, or crackers
  • Granola bars
  • Chocolate
  • Packets of tuna fish

You can reach Northwest Baptist at 352-377-5076 or contact community connection coordinator Shirley Copeland at 352-278-0520 for more information about the drive.

Northwest Baptist Church will hold a snack drive for healthcare workers Sept. 9 and 10. (Photo courtesy of Northwest Baptist Church)


About Mikayla Carroll

Mikayla is a reporter for WUFT News who can be reached by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing

Check Also

Alachua County student competes in Scripps National Spelling Bee

Update, June 1: Martin made it through to the semifinals on Wednesday afternoon, where he …