The Amarillo Area Black Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Farmers to Family free food box giveaway to help local families who are having a tough time making ends meet.

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The event will take place Saturday October 17 at the Tri State Fairgrounds from 9AM to Noon. Enter at the North entrance off 3rd.  Each family will receive 40 pounds of milk, produce and meat. Limit one per family.

“It is incredible to think that in a little more than five months, this food box program has gone from an idea to a reality that has provided more than 100 million boxes of nutritious foods to people in need and along the way has helped to keep farmers and ranchers in business and allowed Americans working in our nation’s food supply chain to get back to work,” said Secretary Perdue. “I have been meeting with food banks and recipients across the country and it’s been heartening to hear all the positive feedback on how the program has saved businesses and fed Americans in need. We are now into the third round of deliveries and we’re working harder than ever to continue to build on the success of the program.”