Darren Doyle, story and photos
Feeding America donated an entire tractor trailer load of produce today on the square in Brownsville as hundreds of county residents showed up to take advantage of the surplus.
Vickie Walker, Coordinator for the local Senior Food Pantry announced that the event was scheduled to take place at 10am, but said today that the truck showed up early and instead of having people wait in the hot sun, they began distributing food at 8:30am this morning.
"Everything went very orderly today and we had no problems," Walker said. "Everyone has pitched in and we've had so many great volunteers."
She estimated that 10,000 to 15,000 pounds of food was distributed this morning.
Those helping at the event were the EC Extension Office, Community Action, Great Onyx Job Corp, Judge Executive Wil Cannon, Magistrates Joe Durbin and Johnny Brooks, St. John's Church, Serenity Hill, County Attorney's Office, Senior Center, Sheriff's Office, Parks and Rec, the Public Library, and a large number of individual volunteers from around the county.