Contribution Link to hold food drive from Wednesday to Sine Die

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While the Florida legislative budget “cools off” on the desks of lawmakers, Tallahassee-based political consulting firm Contribution Link hopes to collect at least 200 pounds of food this week.

Collecting 200 pounds of food to aid local homeless individuals is not the only challenge; the true test is if it can be done between Wednesday, April 3 and Friday, May 2 — Sine Die of the 2014 legislative session.

Anyone interested in dropping off food items can stop by the Contribution Link’s Tallahassee location at 118 E. Sixth Avenue where there will be collection boxes set just outside offices’ open garage door. Any food product will be accepted — canned or non-canned, perishable or not.

The drive is in cooperation with the Big Bend Homeless Coalition, and Contribution Link wants to raise enough donations in the final three days of the session to help stock the BBHC food pantry with healthy food for all ages.

Founded in 1986, the Big Bend Homeless Coalition began by conducting a now-annual survey of people experiencing homelessness in the Tallahassee-Leon County area. Its continuing goal is to educate the public and civic leaders about the nature and extent of homelessness, while working as advocates for increased community, political and financial support for dispossessed Floridians.

Contribution Link Food Drive (Large)

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