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Farmers to Families to give out boxes of food today

Posted at 5:52 AM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 08:38:01-04

UNION TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Families from around the Tri-State can go to Clough Pike Baptist Church on Tuesday to receive a free box of food from the USDA program Farmers to Families.

The program partners with local farmers to provide boxes full of fresh food to local families. Officials with the program estimate they will give away between 800 to 1,200 boxes of food today.

Not only will people be able to pick the boxes of food up, but there will also be people delivering boxes to families as far away as West Chester.

Pastor Bill Hounshell from the Clough Pike Baptist Church said right now people need all the help they can get.

"One of our church members delivered a box and she happened to be collecting change to go get milk for her family when she received a box of food," Hounshell said. "We're seeing stories after stories of people who really are in need, and we're so honored we're able to help them out."

Distribution of the boxes starts around 4 p.m. Tuesday in Union Township, and City of Promise Church in Fairfield will also be distributing boxes of food today from 3-6 p.m. Anyone who needs a box of food can just drive up without any paperwork or ID and receive a box of food from volunteers.