PRLog - Aug. 1, 2014 - PALM COAST, Fla. -- Palm Coast, FLA: The United Way Women’s Initiative of Flagler's Chicks with Cans held their Summer Food Drive the last two weekends in June. The group collected almost $3,000 and over 4,000 lbs. of food that was distributed to six Flagler County food pantries. Monetary donations are used to purchase food through second harvest food banks. Chicks with Cans is a volunteered based initiative started in 2010, approximately 60,000 lbs. of food is collected annually outside of Publix stores during the spring and fall food drives.
Donated food lines the warehouse doors at Eagle's Nest Storage after collecting.
The Chicks with Cans summer food drive helps ensure food pantries are stocked for those children who are out of school and are not guaranteed meals. All food from the fall drive is donated to the Feed Flagler Team Challenge to help pack Thanksgiving meals. “We are proud of how well known Chicks with Cans has become and it is amazing to see the outpouring of support from the community during these food drives. We are very grateful to have the support from Publix to allow us to collect donations outside their stores.” said United Way Women’s Initiative of Flagler President, Jamie Brown.
The United Way’s Women’s Initiative of Flagler mission to create positive, measurable, long term change in the lives of women and children of Flagler County by focusing on root causes and pooling resources to increase impact. To learn more about the group, visit Facebook.com/