Pop-up food pantry distributes 2,000 boxes - FOX34 Lubbock

Pop-up food pantry distributes 2,000 boxes

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2,000 food boxes were distributed at the South Plains Agriculture pop-up pantry Saturday.

This supply is to help families suffering from food insecurity because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The packs contain beef, cheese and fresh produce.

More than 250 volunteers from Hillside Christian Church handed out the boxes as the drive-thru pantry. Pastor Brad Ingram says it's important for the community to come together and take care of each other.

"COVID-19 has been tough for a lot of people," Ingram said. "Our hope and prayer is that families, individuals or whoever it may be, is blessed by this food. This is what it's all about. At the end of the day, it's not about one specific organization. It's about a community of people coming together as one."

South Plains Food Bank CEO David Weaver says the number of food insecure people in our area increased from 98,000 to more than 125,000 because of the economic downturn associated with COVID-19. 

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