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USDA drive-thru food bank to distribute 1,400 boxes of farm-fresh food today

Posted at 7:42 AM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 07:42:52-04

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.

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.