Second Harvest Food Bank Serves Homegrown Veggies to Hundreds

By: Bergen Baucom Email
By: Bergen Baucom Email

Some Jackson County families, struggling to make ends meet, got a huge boost Wednesday.

The Second Harvest Food Bank partnered with the First Presbyterian Church in Marianna Wednesday and distributed food to some of the 5000 people the organization feeds in Marianna every month. Second Harvest partners with twelve local organizations to provide food for needy families in Jackson County.

L.V. Batson was one of their customers. More than 100 people picked-up food from the church before he arrived, but there was plenty left- the organizations provided 1700 pounds for the taking.

Families received Florida grown carrots, cucumbers and cabbage, as well as bread donated by Bimbo Bakeries USA. The group also gave out disaster packs with enough caned food to last for several days.

Batson told us climbing food costs had become a financial burden for he and his family, but that, "worrying don't help." he said. "You just thank god for what you can get."

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