Farmers to Families a huge success in Morrill County
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program, which has been serving the residents of Morrill County on Tuesdays for the past six weeks through the Bridgeport Food Pantry, has wrapped up Phase II of its program. A response to the COVID-10 pandemic, the USDA has distributed over 50 million food boxes across the United States in phases one and two, with Morrill County receiving 200 boxes during the second phase of the program.
The Bridgeport Ministerial Association (BMA) has been working closely with Cash-Wa Distributers, who have been delivering the food across the Nebraska Panhandle this summer. Unsure how the program would go, the BMA first ordered 20 boxes of fresh foods for the first week, increasing the number of boxes received weekly, and giving out every box each week, with people waiting even after the final box was distributed. In this the final week of deliveries, the BMA saw fifty boxes go out the door in 25 minutes with cars pulling up as the last box was being loaded into a vehicle.
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