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Second Harvest to celebrate donation with ice cream social

Second Harvest North Florida will be celebrating the donation of two refrigerated trucks from JPMorgan Chase at an ice cream social Monday, July 26, at 1:30 p.m. at the Police Athletic League (PAL), 1050 E. Franklin St.

Second Harvest North Florida is the oldest and largest program of Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida, which was was founded in 1979 by area Lutherans and business leaders to fill gaps in services offered in the community for people in need. Second Harvest gathers food from local and national sources, shares these resources with more than 500 nonprofit organizations in 18 North Florida counties, and helps thousands of people each year who are hungry or at risk of not having being able to provide food for themselves and their families.

In addition to collecting and distributing food, Second Harvest serves children in programs such as PAL through its Kids Cafe and BackPack programs and in summer camps through its Summer Lunch program. It also takes Mobile Pantries filled with Family Boxes of food to people living in neighborhoods with the greatest needs. For more information about these programs, call 904-730-8234.

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