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Osceola County Hosts Food Drive for Maria Evacuees


Osceola County, Florida – Residents can help collect non-perishable foods to distribute to the survivors of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico on Friday.
The event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Osceola Heritage Park. Osceola County staff will be on site to handle collection and transportation is in place to get the food to a distribution center.
“During the operation of our Hurricane Maria Reception Center, we’ve gotten many requests about how to help people who are remain on the island,” said Commissioner Viviana Janer. “There is a tremendous need for basic nutritional items and with so many people still lacking power, these goods will serve a vital purpose. I’m happy that the County is able to serve as a conduit between the kind-hearted residents of Osceola County and our brothers and sisters on the island who are still facing adversity 6 weeks after Maria struck.”
The collection is only for food, such as rice, beans, peanut butter, tuna fish, canned vegetables, pasta, tomato sauce, oatmeal, cereal, canned meats (corned beef and Vienna sausages), condiments and spices (sugar, salt etc.)
The drive is geared for non-perishable foods. No water or personal items will be accepted.