Hurricane Matthew Brings More Requests For Help From Local Holiday Drive

By on October 31, 2016 in WNDB News

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Ormond Beach, FL-Hurricane Matthew has resulted in an increase in demand at the Jerry Doliner Foodbank run by the Jewish Federation of Volusia and Flagler in Ormond Beach and that comes as the annual holiday turkey drive begins.

Gloria Max, the group’s executive director, says she’s seen requests for food help triple since Matthew and she thinks there will also be extra requests for holiday turkeys. Last year the group handed out more than 435 turkeys to local families in need. Max asks for donations of $15 and says that pays for one turkey but quickly points to two dollar for dollar matches that will double or even triple an individual’s donation.

She says she needs donations early because the group needs to be able to tell people who make the request that they will (or won’t) have enough turkeys to go around. Max says the food bank adds the extras to holiday food packages. The distribution is November 24. If you can help send a check to the Jewish Federation Jerry Doliner Food Bank, 470 Andalusia Avenue, Ormond Beach, FL 32174.

Max says food and assistance is given without regard to a person’s religious affiliation and 100% donated goes to help because the Jewish Federation takes care of all the overhead to run the operation. The holiday turkey drive has been going on for at least nine years according to Max.

 

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