This forwarded message indicates the impact of rising food costs to providing social services to the needy. If any BEST thinkers have ideas to help the situation, please contact the persons in this email thread. Thanks.


Kathleen W. Pagan, AICP, Senior Planner

(352) 374-5249


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Jim Wright <[log in to unmask]> wrote: 

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From: Jim Wright <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2008 13:10:43 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [acchhmail] Fw:Emergency need for food at St. Francis House

Dear All:  Please see the note below.  Jim.

Jim Wright, Director 
Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry, Inc.

P.O. Box 5494 

Gainesville, FL  32627-5494
phone (352) 378-0460 

fax (352) 373-4097



	Dear Folks,


	I spoke with Kent Vann the director at the St. Francis House this morning, July 7, 2008. They have a desperate need for food.


	Their pantry shelves are bare. The reserve food they keep in their two large freezers has been completely used up and the freezers have been unplugged to conserve electricity. Hundreds of hungry people come to St. Francis for food each week. Kent tells me that if they donąt get some donations right away, many of the people who come to them for food will leave hungry.


	Items St. Francis House needs most include:





	Canned or fresh vegetables

	Canned goods of any kind

	Frozen meats such as chicken, ground beef, turkey


	All contributions and donations to St. Francis House are tax deductible. If you have any questions, or would like to help, please call 378-9079 and speak with Kent or one of his staff.


	Please pass this along to anyone who might be willing to help.

	All the best,


	Jan Zak, 2-1-1 Program Director

	United Way 2-1-1 for North Central Florida

	6031 NW 1st Place

	Gainesville, FL 32607-2025

	2-1-1 or (352) 332-4636

	(352) 331-2111 (fax)

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