Nature Coast Volunteer Center and AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP Host Healthy Food Drive Public Service Project Held in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our local food pantries often find their stock of non-perishable food items depleted after the 
holidays. The Nature Coast Volunteer Center (NCVC) and AmeriCorps Seniors Retired and Senior 
Volunteer Program (RSVP) will be holding a food drive in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who 
once asked, “What are you doing for others?” Our goal is to help our local food pantries serve the 
citizens of Citrus County by providing nutritional food for their families.

Non-perishable food donations will be collected from Monday, December 12, 2022, through Friday, 
January 13, 2023. Collection boxes will be set up at the Citrus County Resource Center (CCRC) in 
Lecanto, all Citrus County Libraries, and four community centers, as well as the Citrus County Tax 
Collector’s Offices.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. devoted his life to advancing equality, social justice, and opportunity 
for all, he voiced that everyone has a role to play making America what it ought to be. By serving 
on this day and throughout the year, we honor Dr. King and help realize his dream of equality and 
opportunity for all. We are encouraging residents to gather friends, neighbors, church groups, 
clubs, and civic organizations to join us in supporting these projects by registering to volunteer.

The public is welcome to join us from 11:00am - 2:00pm on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at the Central 
Ridge Community Center, 77 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills to sort, count, and pack the non- 
perishables that will go out to our local pantries. There will be light refreshments at the event, 
and you are encouraged to register ahead of time.

For more information or to register for the event, please contact the Nature Coast Volunteer Center 
at (352) 527-5959 or via e-mail at