CENTERBURG — Boxes of two kinds of melons (cantaloupe and honeydew) and sweet potatoes, bags of onions and red potatoes, romaine lettuce, containers of Greek yogurt and packages of bagels and Jell-O were all stacked outside the entrance to Centerburg Church of Christ, waiting for people from all over Knox County to come and collect them.
The food — a total of 14,000 pounds — was from the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, based in Grove City, and paid for by a grant the organization received to spread the distribution of fresh produce to outlying areas.
The distribution in Knox County is handled by Centerburg Senior Services and this was the final distribution of the season. Centerburg Senior Services Director Robin Strayer said this was actually the fifth distribution since July, the third to be held in Centerburg. Two were held in Mount Vernon.
All senior citizens are eligible to pick up food at the distribution site. People who fall bellow a set of income guidelines are also eligible for food. All they have to do is sign in, indicate how many are in their household and attest to meeting the income guidelines.
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