OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - The Owensboro Coalition of Concerned Churches (OCCC), in partnership with the members of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, the USDA, along with Feeding America, hosted a free drive-thru food distribution event on Friday.
The drive-thru was held between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the parking lot of Owensboro’s Sportscenter at 1215 Hickman Avenue.
The food given away included fresh produce, dairy product, and meat products. These supplies are meant to last every family at least one week.
Organizers initially started letting each car receive up to three boxes, but demand was so high they had to eventually limit every car to one box each.
“Owensboro has a lot of people that just needs a helping hand, and it makes no difference if they walk up and get it or drive up in a brand new Cadillac,” Pastor Tim Hall said. “We know that some people are in trouble no matter what they are driving or not driving. We’re going to just try to help anybody who comes, no questions asked.”
Event organizers say the food giveaway will provide relief to over 1,200 families.
On top of this food giveaway, an Owensboro Church is stepping up on Saturday to provide food to families.
Crosspointe Baptist Church is celebrating 65 years of ministry by giving out free meals, groceries and treats for kids.
That drive-thru event is from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday.
You can enter the church campus off Worthington Road.