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The City of Thomasville will provide a free meal during an upcoming Feeding the Community event to assist anyone in the community in need of food. The meal will be available July 29 from 11 am – 2 pm at 407 North Madison Street.

The City of Thomasville has hosted similar events over the years as a way to build community relationships and provide a food source for the community since the closure of Thomasville’s Rescue Mission Soup Kitchen. The Rescue Mission served as a food distribution center for many in the community.

“Since the Rescue Mission closed, these events have played a small role in providing resources to those in need within our community,” noted Ricky Zambrano, Community Outreach & Recruitment Manager for the City of Thomasville.

The City has partnered with 1915 South, Ashley; Thomasville First Baptist Church; and Thomasville National Bank to host this year’s initial Feeding the Community event. This will be the first of four events scheduled, with other local organizations and businesses coming on board to partner with the City of Thomasville throughout the year.

Earlier in the year, city staff reached out to local organizations to assist with community events and focus on the City of Thomasville’s mission statement of building relationships through openness and inclusion. “As part of an alliance of community driven partners, we continue to seek ways to make a difference for those facing challenges within our community,” said Zambrano.

The event will be set up on Madison Street in the parking lot between Singletary Tire Pros and Walden’s Flower Shop for walk-up or drive-thru service. Dates for additional events include September 30, November 18, and December 16.

For additional information about the event or to find out how your organization can partner with the City of Thomasville, call Ricky Zambrano at (229) 227-7041.