The American Lunch Program is just one example of how Gainesville businesses are reaching out to those less fortunate. The American Lunch Program, sponsored by downtown restaurant Five Bar, "brings free, hot lunch to underprivileged people who may not have a way of getting to restaurants or supermarkets." The idea of a mobile food-based charity was thought of by one of Five Bar's owners, Chris Eddings, and has proved to be efficient and desperately needed.
The Southwest Advocacy Group, or SWAG as they're better know, is a Family Resource Center who provides programs and services to residents in our community who are affected my food scarcity and a lack of transportation. SWAG has been working with The American Lunch Program in the area of Linton Oaks, also referred to as a "food desert" because of its lack of public transportation and food options. Click here to read the full story from the Gainesville Sun.
The truck sets up near Oak Park public housing complex at 100 NE Eighth Ave. on Mondays, near Pine Grove apartments at 1901 NW Second St. on Wednesdays and at the SWAG Center at 807 SW 64th Terrace in Linton Oaks.
It's humbling and wonderful to see a company give back to the community. How does your company give back?
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