Food boxes to be loaded Thursday, given out Friday

By Staff, 05/27/20 1:52 PM

PRESCOTT – Those in need should be at the Nevada County Fairgrounds Friday morning.

The Central Arkansas Development Council will be handing out 300 boxes of food on May 29 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Amy McClane, Nevada County Family and Community Enrichment Specialist with the CADC, provided this information to the Nevada County Quorum Court at its May meeting Tuesday evening.

She said the boxes will weigh about 50 pounds each and contain meat, vegetables and other items such as toilet paper and paper towels. But volunteers are needed to help pack the boxes and get them to vehicles the food will be brought to the people who are required to stay in their vehicles.

This will be done from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. All who come must meet income guidelines, which is being at 125 percent of the national poverty level. Volunteers will be needed on May 28 to help pack the boxes, as well as handing them out on May 29.

Patrons will pass through three checkpoints when the arrive at the fairgrounds. At the first stop they’ll be given a pen and form to fill out. The second stop will see someone check the information and make sure they’re eligible. Those who are eligible will get a ticket. They will turn in the ticket at the third stop and get the box of food and supplies.