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South City Foundation Hosts Pop-Up-Pancake Breakfast For Stressed Community

Tom Flanigan
Foundation staff and volunteers were distributing breakfast trays to those driving through the church parking lot.

Beyond the free breakfast, there were numerous service providers on hand to help with everything from longer-term nutrition needs to affordable health care options.

Tallahassee's South City Foundation hosted another in its series of "Pop-Up-Pancake Breafasts" on Saturday, Dec. 12. The event brought a nearly endless line of traffic to the Greater Love Church of God and Christ on Orange Avenue.
Besides the free pancakes, there were also free health screenings. Donnell Durden was among the staff from the Bond Community Health Center.

"We are out here helping the community learn their status, whether it's for blood pressure or glucose levels," he said, ticking off the list of health screening services being offered.

Foundation Co-Chair and State Senator Lorrane Ausley noted all this was happening at a time many of the area's residents need help more than ever.

"We have people who are really in need. And we have these great help resources here and these are communities that are more susceptible to COVID."

Other event partners included Second Harvest of the Big Bend, Leon County Health Department, Tallahassee Peacemakers and Big Bend Cares.

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Tom Flanigan has been with WFSU News since 2006, focusing on covering local personalities, issues, and organizations. He began his broadcast career more than 30 years before that and covered news for several radio stations in Florida, Texas, and his home state of Maryland.

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