CINCINNATI — About 1,400 boxes of farm-fresh produce will be distributed Monday to help feed families who have been affected by the pandemic.
The USDA Farms to Families box distribution will be set up as a drive-thru from 1 to 4 p.m. at Xavier University.
The food bank is unique because it works directly with the UDSA, which means the food comes straight from farmers.
Food boxes are free, and no ID or proof of income is required.
TODAY! 1400 families are getting FRESH produce straight from farmers. Local organizations are teaming up to feed those in need due to #COVIDー19— Jasmine Minor (@jasmineminortv) July 27, 2020
Can't make it? You can have other families pick it up for you. NO ID or proof of income required. @WCPO pic.twitter.com/4sAwGgYOgz
Food pantry coordinator April Hoak said people can even pick up a box for another family.
"Not everybody has this ability to find transportation,” she said. “So that's why we're like, ‘No, families can pick up for other families.’”
Drivers should enter the drive-thru food bank from Dana Avenue and take St. Francis Xavier Way. There will be signs and people directing traffic.