Drive Thru Emergency Food Distribution For Savannah's Unemployed Hospitality and Tourism Workers

COVID-19 , Support Efforts , Savannah, Georgia ,

America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, the City of Savannah, Tourism Leadership Council and the Savannah Chamber of Commerce have partnered together to host a Drive Thru Emergency Food Distribution.  The Drive Thru will be on Thursday, April 16th at 9 am, while supplies last.  The distribution will take place on River Street.  This is a first come, first served, stay in your car distribution focused on those in the tourism and hospitality industries who have been displaced in light of the COVID-19 health crisis.  Savannah’s lodging occupancy has dropped to an all-time low of 5-10% and more than 50% of the restaurants have temporarily closed or laid off employees, according to The Tourism Leadership Council.

Strict precautionary measures will be taken to keep our staff and the public safe during this distribution.  Clients must remain in their vehicle and have space cleared in the trunk for Georgia National Guard to load a box of non-perishable food, produce and protein into their vehicle.  We can only provide one box per vehicle, and no exceptions will be made.

If you would like to help, donations can be made online at helpendhunger.org.  Your gift will enable us to acquire the most beneficial food and supplies to support our food insecure, which include the newly unemployed, as well as the thousands of local children that have been impacted by the mandated school closures. 

WHAT:             Drive Thru Emergency Food Distribution

WHEN:             Thursday, April 16, 2020

                        9:00AM while supplies last

WHERE:           River Street

Entry point will be at Bay (traveling West on Bay) and Warner Streets.

Turns across Bay St from the Eastbound lanes will NOT be permitted.

Savannah, GA 31406

                        912.236.6750

 

America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia serves as a regional food bank, functioning as the food warehouse and distribution center to more than 298 non-profit organizations and churches in our area.  Through food relief programs and collaboration with partner agencies, America’s Second Harvest distributed more than 19.4 million pounds of food last year to people in need in our community – children, senior citizens, people with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness and others whose incomes are insufficient to meet their basic needs.  To learn more about the fight against hunger in our community, call (912) 236-6750 or visit www.helpendhunger.org.