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1,700 Boxes of Produce Given Away in Providence

Food is still hard to come by for many families, produce especially. And one low-income city in Kentucky was given the gift of fresh produce Monday, Sept. 14th to help fill the gap left by the pandemic.

Posted: Sep 14, 2020 7:26 PM

Streets blocked off, cars piled up waiting -- it was a busy morning Monday at the Providence Community Food Bank as 1,700 boxes of fruits and vegetables were given away.

And it was all thanks to a donation from the Audubon Area Community Services out of Owensboro, Ky.

"This food bank, it’s been very successful because of community support,” said Chip Palmer, executive director of the Providence Community Food Bank. “But the reason it is so successful and needed it is because our community needs it and with the unemployment surge we had this year because of the virus and just the general effect of being a lower-income community we've always had a great demand for this food bank."

And it was truly a community effort, with even the chief of police and mayor helping to unload boxes.

"This is very important, especially in these times,” said Providence Mayor Doug Hammers. “To get food to our population and it’s dear to my heart that we get these boxes out there and get these to the people.”

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