Two community outreach events focused on connecting citizens with local health, nutrition and other resources will be held in Inglis and Rosewood on Saturday, Nov. 13, by the Levy County Community Outreach Team.
The team, which includes representatives from the Florida Department of Children and Families, the Levy County Health Department, The Children’s Table and Elder Options, will be at the following locations and times:
Inglis Town Hall, 135 Highway 40 West, Inglis, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., and
Rosewood Baptist Church, 6331 S.W. 98th Terrace, Cedar Key, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Services provided will include:
Free blood pressure and blood sugar (diabetes) screenings, free flu shots for people who are on or who are eligible to receive food stamps; .
Food Stamp (SNAP) and Medicaid application assistance.
Canned goods and other food items.
Information and resources for seniors.
Volunteers are needed to greet people, compile and distribute food bags, and help people fill out applications to receive food stamps and Medicaid. Groups of volunteers are also needed, especially those that want to conduct drives to collect food for the events.
Local organizations that wish to provide outreach to the more rural portions of Levy County are welcome and strongly encouraged to join the Team. Barbara Locke, administrator at the Levy County Health Department, said, “Without this community outreach program, many residents who are very isolated would go without needed services and would have to make choices between food , medicine or gas. Even if we only reach a few, it is worth the effort."
The Team has events scheduled for Bronson, Fanning Springs, Williston and Chiefland in the months to come.
For more information, or to donate, please contact Bill Brown with The Children’s Table . His number is 486-6525.