Harvest Regional Food Bank will be distributing 500 emergency food boxes to New Boston-area residents today, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 beginning at 9:00 AM at T&P Trail Head Park Pavilion, 200 S Ellis St, New Boston, TX. The distribution will last until 12:00 PM or until all boxes have been distributed.

Recipients are directed to enter the Festival Grounds Entrance from the SE Front St. Distribution is limited to one box per household and 2 households per vehicle. New Boston-area includes: De Kalb, Hubbard, Malta, New Boston, Hooks, Redwater, Maud, Simms, Bassett, Dalby Springs, and Spring Hill.

“With the recent rise in hunger, it’s more important than ever that Harvest meet the needs of our foodinsecure families where they are,” says Camille Coker Wrinkle, CEO/Executive Director. “Our goal is to continue making sure families have the food they need, even during this challenging time.”

With CDC precautions and recommendations against the Coronavirus still in place, Harvest is taking every measure to ensure the safety of its staff, volunteers and recipients. Mobile pantries our now operating as “drive-thru” distributions, with food boxes being loaded directly into vehicles. Recipients will not be allowed to exit the vehicle or park to pick up food. ###

According to the Press Release, 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 its Food Banking, Food Rescue, School Backpack and Mobile Pantry programs.

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