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Duane C. Fernandez Sr.
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The Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is helping the local community with food.
On Feb. 27 it kicked off its Mission Possible: Food & Essential Drive where it distributed 200 bags of food to local families including 100 at Pine Haven Apartments and another 100 at Lakeside Village both in Daytona Beach.
The endeavour came through the local sorority chapter's non-profit wing, A WISH, Inc. designed which is designed to help women, children and families in the greater Daytona Beach area and Volusia County. A WISH did it through its Mission Possible program which is designed to help with food, school supplies and essentials in the Greater Daytona Beach Area and Volusia County.
"We wanted to help our community with food. We are seeing a need in the community especially with the pandemic where many have lost their jobs and their income," said Ida Duncan-Wright, President, Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Sandy Noah, Project Manager, Mission Possible Program, A WISH Inc. echoed, "We also wanted to address the health disparities in the Midtown area which is in the 32114 zip code which is the unhealthiest and poorest in Florida according to the Florida Department of Health."
Food items included meat, vegetables, rice, fruit cups and more.
Physical protection equipment distributed was face masks, alcohol, sanitizer, tissue and soap.
The items were purchased through a $15,000 grant provided by the UPS Foundation and obtained by A WISH, Inc.
The Gamma Tau Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. at Bethune-Cookman University also participated.
There are more giveaways planned in the near future.