Arcola United Methodist Church, Lake Chapel United Methodist Church and Saint Patrick Catholic Church of Arcola will facilitate the distribution of 25-pound boxes of free fruits, vegetables, dairy and meat products through the Farmers to Families food box giveaway through the remainder of the month.

The program is made possible through COVID-19 relief funds, and was designed to help farmers, packers, distributors and families during the pandemic.

There will be six distributions over the next two weeks at Saint Patrick Catholic Church of Arcola, 12305 Arcola Road, Fort Wayne. The program is open to any resident of Allen County. Everyone is encouraged to receive a box of food. However, 1000 boxes will be distributed on each date on a first-come-first-served basis.

Dates and times are:

• Oct. 19, 4 p.m.

• Oct. 21, 4 p.m.

• Oct. 24, 10 a.m.

• Oct. 26, 4 p.m.

• Oct. 28, 4 p.m.

• Oct. 31, 10 a.m.

In order to receive a box of food, all you have to do is get in line at Saint Patrick, open your trunk, and an attendant will place a box of food in your vehicle. People will not need to get out of their cars.

Anyone who is willing to help with distribution can call 260-578-1456 and leave their name and availability.

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