Food giveaway at Slocomb Community Park

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SLOCOMB, Ala. (WDHN)— Dothan City School Board Chairman and businessman, Mike Schmitz and Dothan Realtor, Anita Dawkins are bringing the free food concept to the wiregrass.

“I love it and I’m thankful to God that we have people that can look out for us during this pandemic.” Slocomb resident, Sandra Hopkins said.

Schmitz and Dawkins purchased more then 700 pounds of non-perishables from the Wiregrass Food Bank. It was first come, first serve and no economic criteria was needed to receive a box of food.

“We’re so blessed in Dothan to have a great food bank, a lot of our smaller communities don’t have that, so there’s a small group of us going into Dothan and a lot of small communities to help them.” said Schmitz.

For several recipients thankful of the generosity, they say COVID-19 has either eliminated their job,
or cut their hours.

Tony Davis, Slocomb City Councilman says “A lot of people are hurting these days and there couldn’t be a better time like this. I appreciate it, thank you very much.”

The next drive-up food giveaway will take place at the Samson Municipal Complex on Highway 52, from 10a.m. till 12p.m. on Saturday, February 27th.

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