OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - A food giveaway is planned for Tuesday for those in need in Owensboro.
The pandemic has hit families hard, especially those on unemployment, which makes putting food on the table difficult.
However, help is on the way, thanks to area food banks and the Owensboro Coalition of Concerned Churches.
“We just want people to come either for themselves or for someone else, get it for someone else and take it to them. This is a blessing. Over 82,000 pounds of food provisions through dairy, produce, and dry goods,” said Pastor Tim Hall with First Free Will Baptist Church.
There can be a lot of things to worry about right now in the pandemic, but food should not be one of them. Especially as kids are heading back to school, even if it’s just virtually, they need that food to fuel their minds.
In conjunction with the USDA, Prairie Farms, Feeding America and its affiliates, the Owensboro Coalition of Concerned Churches will help provide produce, dairy and dry goods Tuesday.
The program will not only provide relief to approximately 1,400 families in the community, but it also helps out farmers.
The program is funded through the COVID Farm Assistance Program. As we’ve reported, this pandemic has hit farmers hard. This program helps provide relief for those farmers. The unbought produce is purchased through the program and distributed to food banks and other programs in need.
Pastors in the area are thankful they can help.
“I think it’s great for the community to see the community of believers that may not necessarily be Baptist or Methodist but that all of us can come together as men and women of God. Men and Women of faith and work together for a common cause,” said Pastor Andre Bradley with Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.
You can pick up those food boxes Tuesday night from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church at 507 Plum Street.
There are no requirements for this program. Any income is able to come out. They will have dairy products, fresh produce and dry goods while supplies last.