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Durant church holds food drive

Published: Aug. 8, 2020 at 11:25 PM CDT
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Durant, Oklahoma (KXII) -

At the Saint Williams Catholic Church in Durant Saturday volunteers from several organizations came together to give back to those in need.

With a food drive for people and families struggling financially because of the Coronavirus.

Vegetables, fruit, even three pounds of cream cheese being given out in Durant, all for people in need.

“This is a way that we can take care of the durant and the greater community,” said one volunteer.

Community volunteers and local organizations held another food drive at the Saint Williams Catholic Church parking lot.

The Farmers to Families program, through the US Department of agriculture, sent out 500 boxes of fresh food helping families and everyone involved.

“The community really benefits from this government program it also keeps the farmers with pay, and also GO Fresh who does the delivery.”

The federal government is continuing to fund the program, with a third round of food distribution approved for September and October as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

"It's supposed to be a win, win, win situation for all involved."

Hanna Cuesta says she’s paying it forward with her boxes from today.

“We just come out we get a couple boxes and take them to some of our elderly neighbors that can’t get out because of the Coronavirus so they’ve got some fresh produce,” Cuesta said.

Even the long line of cars couldn’t stop her from giving back.

“They’re super organized and real quick about it and they definitely know what they’re doing,” Cuesta said.

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