AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – The High Plains Food Bank, in partnership with Bethesda Outreach and Tyson Foods, hosted a community food distribution event on Sunday, July 26.
THE HPFB continued the Monthly Community Food Box Distribution today at the Bethesda Outreach Center, at 1101 Fritch Hwy, in Amarillo. The event started at 5 p.m. and ended at 6:30 p.m.
The purpose of the event was to alleviate hunger and strengthen the community.
Andrea Johnson, the Assistant Director for the High Plains Food Bank said “We’ve kind of modified the way we are doing it this month, it will be a box of food and produce and protein and it will be one box per family so we are kind of capping it at that so that so that we can hopefully impact more families around the way.
To keep staff, volunteers, and the community safe, the distribution of the food was done through a drive-through.
The HPFB asked that visitors remain in their vehicles when picking up the food. The HPFB volunteers also observed social distancing and wore masks and gloves.
Recipients were also asked to bring their ID, to receive the 16-pound food pack that included a four-pound box of dry goods, six pounds of ground beef, and six pounds of oranges.
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