COPE (Childhood, Obesity, Prevention + Education) For Change, a local nonprofit organization, will kick off the 2020 Eat Fresh & Free Produce distribution program on February 6 at 9:45 a.m. with the addition of a second location.
For the first time in the program’s three years, distribution will be at two schools simultaneously. Guests may attend either Beach High or Johnson High School the first Thursday of each month for the produce, bread, and other whole foods of their choice. COPE brings about 3,000 pounds per monthly distribution and it’s gone within the hour.
Guests should bring 2 large grocery bags to fill. The food is free. Up to this point COPE has distributed over 60,000 pounds of food to more than 10,000 people and looks forward to meeting more needs.
Distribution begins at 9:45 a.m. and the line forms early. The public is invited to attend at either Beach High School, 3001 Hopkins St. in Savannah or Johnson High School, 3012 Sunset Blvd in Thunderbolt.