Phase 2 of Farmers to Families begins

Farmers to Families food drive program has served over 40,000 boxes of fresh produce and milk helping those in need of food during the global pandemic. Phase 2 began as the need for food continues across the Missouri and Kansas area.

Posted: Jul 27, 2020 3:20 PM
Updated: Jul 28, 2020 11:10 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Phase two of the Farmers to Families food drive began Thursday, July 24.

Phase one of the program lasted eight weeks, serving over 40,000 boxes of fresh produce and gallons of milk.

"We're serving four or five hundred cars, maybe more," said Farmers to Families organizer Richard Bradley. "I know today we'll offload about 2,000 boxes."

Families have been traveling from all over the area to receive produce every week, some delivering to families who can't make it to the drive.

The food drive originally worked with I-80 disaster relief out of Tulsa, Ok., but is now partnered with C&C Produce located in Kansas City, Mo. for phase two.

"We're just blessed to be able to bless," said Bradley.

Phase 2 will take place every Monday and Thursday starting at 9 A.M. at East Hills Shopping Center.

Bradley believes that the entire Farmers to Families food drive has the potential to run all the way through December.

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Rain chances continued on Tuesday afternoon for northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas. Shower chances continue throughout the day Tuesday and into Wednesday morning. Wednesday we will see cooler temperatures across the area with highs only in the lower 40's. Temperatures will be on the mild side in the 40s and 50s into the later half of the week.
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