1000-Family, One Day Food Distribution Event Planned for Texarkana Wednesday, June 24
Harvest Regional Food Bank is setting up to once again distribute emergency food boxes to at least 1,000 food-insecure families from the Texarkana area on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, beginning at 8 AM, at First Baptist Church Texarkana, 3015 Moores Ln, Texarkana, TX.
Funding for the event is provided by Operation Jerusalem of First Baptist Church Texarkana, a special fund dedicated to supporting local community projects. Distribution will last until 12 noon or until all boxes have been distributed. Recipients are directed to enter from the Moores Lane entrance closest to Cooks Ln (by the soccer fields).
Distribution is limited to one per household and two households per vehicle.
“With the recent rise in hunger, it’s more important than ever that Harvest meet the needs of our food-insecure families where they are,” says Camille Coker Wrinkle, CEO/Executive Director. “We are so fortunate to have the support of First Baptist Church Texarkana, and their Operation Jerusalem fund, helping us make sure families have the food they need as they try to recover from this challenging time.”
With CDC precautions and recommendations against the COVID‐19 still in place, Harvest is taking every measure to ensure the safety of its staff, volunteers and recipients. This mobile pantry will operate as a “drive‐thru” distribution, with food boxes loaded directly into vehicles. Recipients will not be allowed to exit the vehicle or park to pick up food.
Last year, Harvest distributed 3.2M meals and served over 60,000 individuals in Southwest Arkansas and Northeast Texas. Both states consistently rank in the top 10 for the highest incidents of hunger. Nearly 20% of our local residents miss meals due to food insecurity, including 1 in 4 children. Harvest works to eliminate hunger through education, advocacy, and food distribution.
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