In response to the COVI-19 virus, our families will be at a hotel or a rental. During this time the day center will be closed to visitors and household donations.
FEED FAMILIES Safely: The safest way to feed families is by cooking meals at home or ordering take out for them. Please note none of our families eat pork, and one is allergic to shellfish. Please sign up for meals for four families and drop them off at the Day Center. In the comment section, please let us know when you will be dropping off food at the Day Center. Meals can be delivered between 4 and 5 pm on the day of your chosen meal date.
If ordering takeout, please sign up with the name of the restaurant and pickup time of 5 pm. Ordering from a restaurant can be delivered to the day center at 5 pm or we can pick it up as a to-go order. Just list which you have arranged on the sign-up.
Our address is 229 SW 5th Street Gainesville, FL 32601. GPS does not give clear directions there so, please reach out if you are not familiar with our location. Most deliver drivers find the Day Center with no problem. You can give 352-246-0063 as the phone number in case deliver persons have difficulty finding the Day Center.
Family Promise staff will distribute the food to the families. Please note we are looking for meals that arrive at the Day Center either divided into separate containers for 15 or four individual meals for four families. Like five smalls trays of lasagna or 15 individual subs. (See below for more on this.)
We will be following this model until at least December 31, 2020.
If ordering or making food does not feel like something you can provide other ways to help include:
- Donations of Publix, Walmart, or gas gift cards in $25 increments- We do weekly grocery store runs for the families.
- Monetary Donations
Here are the family demographics. We are trying to keep this as simple as possible. Here are some guidelines and examples for feeding each family.
13 people in shelter want food. They are:
A.N. is a family of 3 two kids (ages 2 and 4)
A.C. is a Family of 2 mother and a 3 year old and newborn.
F.M. Family of 2 is a mother and teenage daughter. In a hotel and individually prepared meals is best please.
J. E. is a Family of 6 (Mom), (15-year-old boy), (13-year-old boy), (8-year-old boy), (5-year-old boy), and (14-month-old boy).
The families are all encouraged and grateful for leftovers and we want to make sure they are well fed. We are housing 3 other families as well, but they do not want food at this time.
Please email Jayne at [email protected] with any questions. Vicki can also be reached during business hours at 352-246-0063.