An annual food and toiletry donation drive returns to downtown Ocala next month.
The 10th edition of Bring the Harvest Home returns to downtown Ocala plaza on Friday, December 3 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The event allows local residents and businesses to help those in need during the holiday season by participating in the annual fundraiser.
Marion County Commissioner Kathy Bryant said, “We encourage our community to come together again and help ‘bring the harvest home’ to support the less fortunate residents of Marion County during this special season. “
The most needed items this holiday season include:
- Food and dry products (rice, pasta, pasta sauce, cereals, crackers, peanut butter and jelly). Plastic containers are preferred.
- Canned meats (corned beef, corned beef mince, ham and tuna).
- Canned vegetables and fruits.
- Baby items (baby cereals, diapers and lotion).
- Toiletries (soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste and toilet paper).
Donations can be dropped off in advance at locations in Marion County, as well as at the December 3 event in downtown Ocala plaza.
Drop-off locations include: Public Libraries, City and County Fire Stations, Marion County Solid Waste Recycling Centers, Sheriff’s District Offices, Tax Collector’s Offices, Police Department Ocala Police, Election Supervisor, Ocala Town Hall, Marion County Administration and Ocala / Marion County Chamber and Economic Partnership.
Donated goods will benefit The Salvation Army, Interfaith Emergency Services and Brother’s Keeper.
For more information and a full list of drop-off points, visit Bring the harvest home website.