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Please check back often for updates. Click links for more information from each source on the COVID-19 response.

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The WBF Shopper

Join us from 9 to 10am, Monday through Saturday for the classified column on the airwaves, the Shopper. It is your chance to Buy, Sell or Trade on the radio, for FREE.

Shopper Callers Telephone NumbersDid you miss a caller's telephone number from the Shopper, click here and look it up!

Online ShopperAdvertise your items worldwide on the Online Shopper, where you can post your items, or browse through the listings.

Ledger article about the Shopper.


Polk County League of Women Voters
Radio Store

Want great deals on products, services and unique experiences in Polk County? Looking to save money? Look no further than the Radio Store. We feature half-price certificates for everything from enticing restaurants, golfing, automotive, retail shops, and more; from your favorite Polk County merchants.

The August Radio Store Certificates
Click here to view our half-price Radio Store Certificates for August 2020.

The August certificates go on sale Monday, August 3 at 8:30am.

If you are a new shopper at the Radio Store, visit our Survival Guide to get started saving.

Do you have a business interested in becoming a Radio Store Merchant? Just call 863.533.0744 for more information.



Lakeland City officials have announced plans to distribute 180,000 face masks to residents in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Lakeland will distribute free disposable three-ply cloth masks to residents at eight sites across the city.

There is a limit of three masks per person on a first-come, first-served basis. The coverings are reusable until they become dirty, wet or damaged.

The city’s distribution will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at these eight locations while supplies last:
  • Simpson Park Community Center, 1725 Martin L. King Jr. Avenue
  • Lakeland Library — Main Branch, 100 Lake Morton Drive
  • Lakeland Library — Larry Jackson Branch , 1700 N. Florida Avenue
  • Lakeland Police Department’s lobby, 219 N. Florida Avenue
  • Kelly Recreational Complex, 404 Imperial Boulevard
  • Coleman-Bush Building, 1104 Martin L. King Jr. Avenue
  • eLibrary South Lakeland, 4740 South Florida Avenue
  • Lakeland Chamber of Commerce, 35 Lake Morton Drive
More information.


Polk County Food Distribution Schedule

United Way of Central Florida & United Community Relief Fund Project

Auburndale
Central Assembly of God
601 Lemon Street
1st and 3rd Saturday at 9:30 AM

Bartow
Church Service Center
495 East Summerlin Street
2nd and 4th Thursday at 1:00 PM

Fort Meade
Help of Fort Meade
825 North Charleston Avenue
2nd and 4th Thursday at 11:00 AM

Frostproof
Frostproof Care Center
17 South Scenic Highway
1st and 3rd Wednesday at 10:00 AM

Haines City
Trinity Worship Center Ministries
2795 North 10th Street
2nd and 4th Wednesday at 2:00 PM

Lake Wales
Pentecostal Ministries
511 Jackson Street
1st and 3rd Thursday at 11:00 AM

Lakeland
Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine
600 West Peachtree Street
2nd and last Tuesday at Noon

Lakeland
Crystal Lake Elementary
700 Galvin Drive
1st and 3rd Wednesday at 4:30 PM

Lakeland
Blessings & Hope Food Pantry
2150 East Edgewood Drive
2nd and 4th Tuesday at Noon

Lakeland
Salvation Army
3800 Kathleen Road
1st and 3rd Thursday at 10:00 AM

Mulberry
Mulberry Community Service Center
1392 North Church Avenue
1st and 3rd Friday at 2:00 PM

Mulberry
Mulberry Migrant Camp
4440 Academy Drive
2nd and 4th Wednesday at 5:30 PM

Polk City
Donald Bronson Community Center
124 Bronson Trail
2nd and 4th Saturday at 10:00 AM

Winter Haven
First Mission Baptist Church
200 Avenue R, Northwest
2nd and 4th Friday at 11:00 AM

Winter Haven
The Way at Inwood Baptist Church
1302 33rd Street, Northwest
2nd and 4th Saturday at 10:00 AM

Winter Haven
Wahneta Elementary School
205 Wahenta Street East
1st and 3rd Thursday at 11:00 AM

United Way of Central Florida







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