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Volunteers Needed to Fill Grocery Bags for People in Need

When the COVID-19 pandemic reached Volusia County and thousands of residents lost their jobs, Halifax Urban Ministries (HUM) saw its requests for food assistance skyrocket. Staff and volunteers from the faith-based nonprofit stepped up to the plate and expanded the agency’s Feed-a-Family program by coordinating a massive food distribution initiative. For the past two months, they have been gathering at Volusia County’s Ocean Center to … Continue reading Volunteers Needed to Fill Grocery Bags for People in Need

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Fast-track Your Health

Our ancestors possessed the ability to go long periods of time without eating. Some may call it fasting; I call it survival mode. Either way, it’s nature’s self-preservation mechanism.  Fasting, Survival Mode and Your Health If humans didn’t possess the ability to go durations of time without food, none of us would be here today. Think about how life was just a couple hundred years … Continue reading Fast-track Your Health

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Free Meals for Kids and Teens

Kids and teens can still get free balanced meals this summer while schools are closed! Summer BreakSpot locations are a place for kids and teens to grab a free meal with no application necessary. This year, there are thousands of meal sites statewide – many are located at places like parks, libraries and churches and offer breakfasts, lunches, snacks or supper. Summer BreakSpot is available … Continue reading Free Meals for Kids and Teens

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2020 United Way Day of Action – Hunger Fight Packing Event Reaching Out and Feeding Our Seniors!

United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties is hosting a food packing event with Hunger Fight! The Goal is to Pack 15,000 Meals which will be distributed to our Seniors in Need! You are invited to participate in this much needed event!  If you want to participate, please contact Francine Martin at (516) 641-5800 or fmartin@uwvfc.org. If your company is interested in participating she will create a unique … Continue reading 2020 United Way Day of Action – Hunger Fight Packing Event Reaching Out and Feeding Our Seniors!

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Preparing Your Meals Ahead of Time

How to be ready to stay at home during the COVID-19 outbreak  Instead of panicking and buying anything and everything you can think of, be strategic and plan out the next couple of weeks so you are ready and prepared for eating breakfast, lunch and dinner at home. Meal prepping isn’t as hard as you may think and can really help out during this time. Just … Continue reading Preparing Your Meals Ahead of Time

The EDGEfest 2020 season rolls on with Pet-A-Palooza

Do you love animals? We sure do – big ones, little ones, furry ones – we love them all! We, the city of Edgewater, have partnered with the Edgewater Animal Shelter and will celebrate animals of all kinds at the annual EDGEfest Pet-A-Palooza. February 22 from 10 AM – 2 PM @ Rotary Park The event will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from … Continue reading The EDGEfest 2020 season rolls on with Pet-A-Palooza

Ask A Local: RESTAURANTS YOU WISH OFFERED DELIVERY

Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” our page to participate next month. Sometimes you’re craving your favorite meal, but can’t make it out of the house or office. Here are the top five restaurants locals love and are begging to offer a delivery service!  THE TACO SHACK  642 N Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach  … Continue reading Ask A Local: RESTAURANTS YOU WISH OFFERED DELIVERY

5 Best Burgers in Town

Nothing says “summer” quite like a hot, juicy burger fresh off the grill! You can find plenty of tasty burgers in Volusia County, but here are the top five spots the locals go to beef it up.  Ask A Local: Best Burgers in Volusia County Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” our page to … Continue reading 5 Best Burgers in Town

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60 Sites To Participate In The Summer Food Program

Volusia County’s Human Services Office is sponsoring a Summer Food Service Program for children from June 3 through August 9. Kids in Need Can Get Free Meals All Summer Long The program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provides nutritionally balanced meals regardless of race, color, sex, disability or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. All children … Continue reading 60 Sites To Participate In The Summer Food Program