With families and individuals feeling the financial pressure of inflation, and still recovering from the pandemic, food insecurity is still an issue in and around Kissimmee. On Saturday, from 9am to 12pm, the Mercy Foundation, in partnership with Farm Share, will host a first come first served, Drive-thru food pantry at 2188 McClaren Circle in Kissimmee.
The Mercy Foundation formed after the Pulse nightclub shooting in 2016. That summer, when the Central Florida community was was still dealing with the pain of that terrible tragedy, the foundation hosted “United We Remember” at Osceola Heritage Park.
The event set the stage for an outpouring of love, support and condolences for the 90 local survivors and victims of the tragedy, as well as their friends and family members. Serving the underserved is a catchphrase that underscores Mercy Foundation’s core principle: All people deserve dignity, safety, healthcare, and education, regardless of their life circumstances.
The food will be provided by Farm Share, a non-profit organization established in 1991 as a food bank that works daily to make sure that food-insecure Floridians receive the food and support they need.