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Program’s response to COVID-19 pandemic distributes food throughout Marion County
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Program’s response to COVID-19 pandemic distributes food throughout Marion County

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MULLINS, S.C. – Marion County Coordinating Council Chairman Rev. Marvin Hemingway along with several volunteers provided another drive-thru service produce pick-up to supply others in need, giving-away boxes of food to more than 300 people outside Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Mullins on Tuesday.

The Marion County Creating Healthy Food Environments BUILD Health Program in partnership with Pee Dee Community Action Partnership, MUSC Health Marion Medical Center, South Carolina DHEC, Health Care Partners South Carolina, Clemson Extension and Harvest Hope Food Bank connects families with fresh fruit and vegetables.

“This is our fifth food-drive for Marion County,” Hemingway said. “We’re giving out food, water and blessed this time to give enough for 12 meals in one box for families.”

Hemingway and the group have spent the past month practicing social distancing, dressed in mask and gloves, doing their part in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

“We have enough for about 375 people today,” Hemingway said. “We’ve had two drives outside at my site, one in Brittons Neck and one for law enforcement and fire departments. We’re going to continue to do this until this pandemic is over.”

Hemingway said the program aims to keep the community healthy

Drive-thru services will be held at First Friendship Baptist Church in Nichols on Thursday May 14 and the Sellers Library on May 28.

Born in Atlantic City; raised in Mullins. Graduated from SC State University, home of the mighty Bulldogs. Editor of the Marion Star & Mullins Enterprise. Loves spending free time with his daughter. Huge sports fan.

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