The Owensboro Coalition of Concerned Churches (OCCC) on Friday will provide food relief for more than 1,000 families across the community through a joint effort with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, the USDA and the Feeding America Food Bank coalition.
According to Tim Hall, a member of the OCCC and one of the organizers for the event, the projected impact of the event will provide food relief to roughly 1,248 local families. No signatures will be required and no questions will be asked of those who pick up food.
The drive-thru food distribution will take place at the Owensboro Sportscenter, located at 1215 Hickman Ave., from 2-6 p.m. Those who pick up food should enter the Sportscenter parking lot from Hickman Ave.
Food relief will come in the form of fresh dairy, produce and meat products. These items were made available to the OCCC by Gleaners Food Bank and Premier ProduceOne.
For residents who use public transportation, the Owensboro Transit Service will provide a shuttle van to and from the event throughout the day. Food boxes will also be made available to those who use the Yellow Line during the event.
This marks the second food relief event held by the OCCC. The first event took place in August and provided 59 pounds of fresh food per vehicle. Between 10-15 churches have contributed to the events and are all part of the OCCC.