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Two Young Boys turn One Great Idea Into Help for Those In Need

7th graders Ilya Snyder and Jonathan Gibson came up with a great idea together. After visiting the Second Harvest  food pantry in Savannah, and learning that fresh produce and bread had to be thrown away after a certain time, the boys came up with the idea to get the food into the hands of those in need. They would do that by simply giving it away.

After negotiating with the pantry for a while, the boys, their families and their school worked out a way for the boys to pay a small fee, and then haul their produce off site to their school, where they could host a giveaway.  They decided to call it “ Everybody East Fresh Free Fridays”.  It’s quite a mouthful,  so they say you can also call it E2F3. Whatever it’s called, it seems to be working very well. The most recent giveaway was held on Friday April 25th. Neighbors made their way out to St Francis Cabrini school, where the boys attend 7th grade. Once there they were able to choose from among a large selection of bread products, fruit and vegetables. Around 70 families showed up to take the goods home. That number includes, parents, children, the elderly and military veterans and military families. Anyone who might be having a tough time making ends meet. The E2F3 giveaways are held on the last Friday of each month. If you’d like to know more about it, check out their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/#!/EverybodyEatsFreshFreeFridays

 
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