SVEC In the Community – October 2022

October 2022

SVEC proudly organized the second annual Suwannee Valley Food Fight to End Hunger. Cheek & Scott Pharmacy, First Federal Bank, The Florida Peanut Federation, SVEC and Walt’s Live Oak Ford participated in the friendly competition in August to collect the most money and non-perishable food items for the Florida Gateway Food Bank.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1 in 7 Suwannee Valley residents is food insecure, meaning they lack access to enough food for an active, healthy life for everyone in their household.

The event raised $1,325 and collected 1,549 pounds of food. The money alone can be leveraged by the food bank to provide nearly 16,000 nutritious meals.