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SHARE designates places for food distribution

By Times staff
Published January 13, 2007


Self Help and Resource Exchange, a nonprofit private organization that builds and strengthens community through volunteer service, will have its monthly food distribution Jan. 27 at all sites.

Registration and payment for the February distribution can be done at that time or for January at the additional times and dates provided. Unless noted, the additional signup location is the same as the distribution site.

Call the facility closest to you for special packages.

BEVERLY HILLS: Distribution 10 to 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Parish Life Center, 6 Roosevelt Blvd. Call Anna at 527-2381, Jo at 563-5848 or Peggy at 746-7942.

CITRUS SPRINGS: Distribution 10 to 11 a.m. at North Oak Baptist Church, 9324 N Elkcam Blvd. Call the church office at 746-1500 or 489-1688.

CRYSTAL RIVER: Distribution 10 to 11 a.m. at Crystal River United Methodist Church, 4801 N Citrus Ave. Call Betty at 563-2227 or Marg at 795-4193.

HERNANDO: Distribution 8 to 10 a.m. at Hernando Civic Club, 3848 E Parsons Point Road. Call Roberta at 860-0831, Margaret at 465-7203 or Terry at 726-9981.

HOMOSASSA: Distribution at 9:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 8831 W Bradshaw St. Additional signups 10 to 11 a.m. today. Call 382-1034 or 628-9942. Call 382-1034 or 628-9942.

SHARE offers savings on food and medicines. There are no income requirements.

One SHARE unit costs $18 in cash or, at some sites, food stamps, paid at the time of the order, plus two hours of volunteer community service.

This service can be any type of unpaid assistance given to neighbors, organizations, etc. It may also be done at the SHARE site.

The regular food unit usually consists of 12 to 14 items, such as quality frozen meat, some type of grain, fresh fruits and vegetables, and more.

Items vary each period, and specialty packages also can be purchased.

Bring your own box, bag or suitable food container.

Because of market conditions, food packages may be subject to last-minute changes.