35,000 Pounds Of Food, 350 Backpacks Benefit Hundreds Of Families (With Photo Gallery)

July 23, 2023

Hundreds of families received a helping hand Saturday during a food and backpack distribution in Gonzalez.

A large group of volunteers distributed 30,000 pounds of food and 350 backpacks filled with supplies and socks in about an hour and a half at the Gonzalez Methodist Church.

Rep. Michelle Salzman, the Gonzalez Methodist Church and other community partners sponsored the event, which was open to all in need with no eligibility requirements.

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3 Responses to “35,000 Pounds Of Food, 350 Backpacks Benefit Hundreds Of Families (With Photo Gallery)”

  1. Jr on July 26th, 2023 6:14 am

    Big thanks to Michelle Salzman(and her staff)for coordinating this event once again. Her care and love for HER community can be seen in her actions by doing these distributions. If you think she works hard for us in Tallahassee and Washington you should see her at these Distributions, she works her behind off just like the other volunteers. Also, big thanks to Sheriff Chip Simmons and the rest of OUR ESCO Sheriffs Department for their hard work as well as Commissioner Barry, Momma Bea, Pastor Andy of GUMC and his congregation members who helped, International Paper and it’s employees who helped by supplying the boxes and their work on Saturday and there’s so many more who were instrumental in making sure everything went smoothly, A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU ALL. From a volunteers standpoint, we were greatly BLESSED by being part of HELPING OUR COMMUNITY. Until next time, May OUR GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

  2. Puddin on July 25th, 2023 11:17 pm


  3. Molino resident on July 24th, 2023 11:50 pm

    Thank you !

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