The local chapter of the NAACP is hosting a drive-thru food distribution event this weekend and COVID-19 vaccinations will be available, too!
The Bulloch County chapter of the NAACP plans to hand out over 1,000 boxes of food at two giveaway events on Saturday, May 1 – one in Statesboro and one in Portal.
The boxes, which will include meat, vegetables, fruit, and dairy products, will be available starting at 9:00 A.M. at Agape Worship Center in Statesboro and 9:30 A.M. at Portal High School.
COVID-19 vaccinations will also be administered at the event at Agape Worship Center, but organizers are asking those who wish to be vaccinated to sign up ahead of time in this link. 300 doses of the first dose Moderna vaccine are available and organizers are working to schedule a second event for the second dose. (If not, Georgians can sign up on the Georgia Department of Public Health website)
At the Statesboro event, drivers are asked to turn in from Johnson Street and follow the loop around to the church. There will be two lanes set up, one for those picking up food and the other for anyone getting the vaccine.
Agape Worship Center is located at 810 Grady Street in Statesboro.
Portal High School’s address is 27245 Highway 80 in Portal.
“This is a joint collaboration supported by many local agencies,” said Bulloch County NAACP President Delinda Gaskins. “We’d like to thank Zi Mu Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi, The Beta Gamma Gamma Foundation, the John Wesley Lodge #161 of Statesboro, the Truthful Lodge #375 of Portal, Portal Middle High and Agape Worship Center for making this event possible.”