Lake City man hosts weekly food pantry in his home
GAINESVILLE, Fla. —
1 in 5 people in North Central Florida struggle with food insecurity, and with kids out of school, weekends can be tough on local families.
George Horton's goal is to help change that statistic in his hometown of Lake City. The 81-year-old walked through Bread of the Mighty Food Bank on Friday, just as he has every Friday for the past 4 years.
A team of volunteers packed and loaded about 20,000 pounds of food in George's box truck. It's going back to his home in Lake City, where he'll pass it out to those in need on Saturday morning at a food pantry that's connected to his house. It's the same process he's done every Saturday for the past 4 years.
"You just never know who's coming, all kinds of people come, and we try to provide food for everybody that comes, and so far, God has supplied us enough food for us to do it," he said.
Next Friday, he'll drive his truck down to Gainesville and do it all again.