A special supplemental food distribution is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 17 at the Escalon C.A.R.E. Center on Second Street.
Community Action Resources of Escalon, C.A.R.E., coordinator Sherrie Vaden said the food boxes contain a variety of fruits and vegetables and are being provided to anyone in the community.
“There are no requirements,” she said of the usual age and/or income guidelines to receive items from the local food cupboard. “Everyone is welcome to come down and get them.”
The boxes are part of an extra distribution to help families and local residents in need during these unprecedented pandemic times.
“We serve Escalon, Farmington and Collegeville,” Vaden added.
The USDA food boxes to be given out on Thursday contain sliced apples, plums, tomatoes, lettuce, potatoes and onions.
The Sept. 17 distribution begins at 8 a.m. and will run through 11 a.m. or until the boxes are gone.
Vaden urged everyone in need to come and take advantage of the free food, which can help families get through tough financial times by providing a little extra fresh fruit and produce.
The C.A.R.E. Center is a program of the Escalon Ministerial Association and features different programs during the month, including emergency food for families, senior brown bag and government commodities programs, and a mobile farmer’s market. The C.A.R.E. Center is at 1601 Second St., Escalon.
Call for more information, 209-417-2048.