Woodbury Extension to host Farmers to Families food distribution in Sioux City

Truck on road with text reading Farmers to Families Food Box pickup

ISU Extension and Outreach – Woodbury County, along with the Community Action Agency of Siouxland, is hosting a drive thru food giveaway at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 23 in the parking lot of Lewis and Clark Park located at 3400 Line Dr. in Sioux City. More than 1,250 food boxes will be distributed as part of the USDA sponsored Farmers to Families Food Box Program.
 
“We are proud to partner with the Community Action Agency and the USDA for this impactful program,” said Karrie King, County Director for ISU Extension and Outreach – Woodbury County. “A lot of people in our community are struggling, especially with the hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and we want to help those families.”
 
The Farmers to Families Food Box Program is part of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program and has helped deliver more than 150 million boxes containing fresh produce, milk, dairy and cooked meats to disadvantaged Americans over the last year.
 
Individuals wanting to pick up a food box at the event are asked to enter the parking lot via Stadium Drive, entering the road from Singing Hills Boulevard. Volunteers will be on site to direct traffic as individuals will exit the stadium lot via Line Drive towards Highway 75.
 
“We would like to send a special thanks to all of the volunteers that are helping make this event possible,” King added.
 
Along with boxes being distributed to individual families, the event will also hand out boxes to area pantries and organizations that help those in need to assist in the delivery to community members.
 
“Our hope is that rural families and others with transportation barriers will be able to receive a food box,” said King. “Our partner organizations are a great resource to help us further our reach throughout the county."
Community Action Agency of Siouxland

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