Bay County Sheriff’s Office gives away thousands of pounds of food

Published: Jun. 18, 2020 at 4:06 PM CDT
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Law enforcement agencies handed out 42,000 pounds of food Thursday at the Panama City Mall.

It was first come, first serve for locals. The distribution was put on by the Bay County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with Farm Share.

Other organizations involved include the Lead Coalition, Panama City Police Department, the Lynn Haven Police Department, The Northwest Florida Minority Business Chamber of Commerce, the Panama City Beach Police Department, The Bay County Interdenominational Ministry Alliance, the Springfield Police Department, and the Parker Police Department.

Folks in line received a variety of food from chicken and tuna to rice and different vegetables.

”So many folks are still out of work. So many folks haven’t returned to work yet. And as you can see from the number of vehicles out here, these people need some assistance. And they’ll sit in line out here for hours to get some help,” Bay County Sheriff’s Captain Steve Harbuck said, who heads the community services division.

He also said there are plans for another distribution in the future.

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