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Hartselle Enquirer
An apple, potato and onion box packed by Chelan Fresh is one of the first the company will ship to nonprofit groups serving families in need as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s pandemic response Farmers to Families Food Box Program. (Courtesy Bryan Peebles)

Farmers to Families boxes to be delivered to Daystar Church

Daystar Church Hartselle will be a distribution site for Farmers to Families boxes beginning Feb. 8 at 9:30 a.m.  

These boxes, containing dairy, produce and meat item,s will be provided at no charge to families who attend while supplies last.  

We have an entire semi-truck load (1,200 boxes) with 22 pounds of fresh food in each,” explained Daystar outreach director Ginger Cataline. “Boxes must be picked up no later than noonto guarantee freshness.”  

Farmers to Familiesa $4 billion provision of the Cares Actpurchases food from U.S. farmers and passes it along to families to ensure the food does not go to waste and families are helped during the pandemic. 

Each box of food contains healthy perishable food products, such as pre-cooked chicken or pork, dairy products and assorted fruit and vegetables.  

Boxes are available to all families on a firstcome, firstserved basis. Families do not need to show any proof of need or identification. 

The Farmers to Families program will continue every Monday at 9:30 a.m. until Daystar’s distributor in Alabama runs out of inventory, Cataline said.  

The church is located at 1010 Nance Ford Road.