MACON, Ga. — The Lions Club's and Liberty United Methodist Church gave out free boxes of fresh produce to the public on Saturday.
It's all part of the USDA's Farmers to Families Food Box program.
The giveaway was held in the Liberty United Methodist Church parking lot at 6511 Houston Road next to Heard Elementary School.
The food giveaway was from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Macon-Rutland, Byron, Centerville, Perry Lions Clubs and Liberty United Methodist Church members, with friends and family volunteers, all worked to distribute a truck load filled with 1,680 boxes of fresh produce.
Boxes were packed with assorted carrots, Idaho potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, green cabbage, lettuce, lemons, yellow squash, apples and oranges. There were no dairy or meat products at this time.
Volunteers will used masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and practiced social distancing.
This hunger relief effort was in partnership with Collins Brothers Produce and the USDA.