Geron Tate

Geron Tate

MANSFIELD -- G. Tate and Associates Community Services, a 501-C3 non-profit, and Matthew 25 have partnered to bring fresh food into the north end community, the two groups announced Tuesday.

Due to the coronavirus, a plan has been developed to deliver food boxes to people and have them placed on their porches or at their doors, Geron Tate stated in a press release.

The goal is to deliver 100 boxes of food on July 11. All CDC protocols will be followed. Everyone is welcome to participate.

"Both organizations believe that it is important to have community support in this effort," Tate stated.

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Jeff Wright, President of Matthew 25, and Tate met with local area pastors or their designees on Thursday, July 2 at 6 p.m. at the Imani Activity and Event Center located at 486 Springmill Street to plan and organize for this event.

Help is still needed. Volunteers to drive and deliver boxes to individual homes are needed. There are also spots available for individuals who need a food box.

Anyone who is interested in participating in this community outreach event is asked to contact: Geron L. Tate at gltate26@aol.com or by phone at 419-512-5487. Callers should specify if you would like to volunteer or are requesting to have a box delivered.