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Vanguard High School and Ocala Health combine for nearly 6,000-pound food donation

As Thanksgiving approaches, a recent donation from a local high school has given Interfaith Emergency Services one more reason to be thankful this year.

Vanguard High School and Ocala Health came together for a $5,000 grant of food that was purchased for Interfaith’s food pantry.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Interfaith shared pictures of the nearly three tons (5,966 pounds) of donated food items.

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The grant required that the students build something with the food, and so they turned the donations into a Thanksgiving staple: pumpkin pie, complete with whipped cream.

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Vanguard High School and Ocala Health combine for nearly 6000 pound food donation

Interfaith offers services to those in need within the community, including a food pantry, clothing closet, homeless shelter, Food 4 Kids program, thrift store, and outreach centers.

With the impact of COVID-19 on the community, including food shortages, Interfaith has relied on the generosity of the community for continued food donations.

For more information, visit the Interfaith Emergency Services website.