Food Distribution for Locals in Need By National Community Services and The CCV Center

By: Clearwater Community Volunteers
 
 
NCS Food Distribution of July 7th 2020
NCS Food Distribution of July 7th 2020
 
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CLEARWATER, Fla. - July 7, 2020 - PRLog -- July 7, over a hundred cars filled with eager families gathered in line at the Crossroads Christian Church of Largo for National Community Services (NCS), Inc.'s first food distribution in Pinellas County. To make the distribution possible, NCS partnered with several other nonprofits such as the Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV), Future Resilient Empowered Engaged Foster Care Youth (FREE), and Farm Share, Inc. to deliver over 12,000 lbs. of food, free of charge, into the hands of families in their time of need.

Implementing CDC guidelines and precautionary measures, families stayed in their cars, driving through the distribution point, to accept bundles of food prepared by volunteers wearing masks and gloves.

Isabel Barcelo of NCS said, "We want to make our community stronger and ensure that these people we helped today have some sort of food on their plate to eat. When nonprofits unite for a common purpose we are that much stronger and able to create a bigger awareness for problems like hunger."

While this is NCS's first-ever food distribution in Pinellas County, the nonprofit has had successful distributions in the Miami area for over 2 years.

Among the items available were fresh fruit and produce as well as hundreds of bags of chicken legs and thighs. Each car was loaded with the food boxes according to the size of the family so that each member has enough food for a week.

"When I was growing up I always knew that there were people out there who needed help." said Barcelo. "I knew I had to help them, even if it was only with providing the basics like food and water because these things matter in our lives. My partnership with groups like the CCV Center, FREE, Crossroads Christian Church and Farm Share helped me to find volunteers and provide the food make this distribution a reality."

For more information about National Community Services please contact Isabel Barcelo at (786) 241-5651.

The CCV Center provides its facilities and services at no cost to nonprofits to create a safer community by supporting the growth of groups like NCS.

To find out more information about the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center please call Michael Soltero at (727) 316-5309 or email ccvcenter@ccvfl.org.

About the Clearwater Community Volunteers:

The Clearwater Community Volunteers have over 27 years of community service under their belt with over 150,000 families and children helped since their founding in 1992. Sponsored by the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, they stay true to their reputation of helping others with their center located on the corner of Fort Harrison Avenue and Drew Street in downtown Clearwater.
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