Farmer to Families program to offer free food boxes at Horizon on Thursday
The Farmers to Families food box program is coming to Madison on Thursday, June 18.
From 10 a.m. to noon at Horizon Elementary, families can pick up a free food box from this federal initiative managed locally by Daystar Church in Madison.
Farmers to Families is a $4 billion provision of the recently passed federal Cares Act. Through this act, the federal government is purchasing food from U.S. farmers and giving it to families to ensure that the food does not go to waste and that families are helped during the pandemic.
Daystar, in partnership with the Faith-Based Coalition and GA Food Service, lined up Horizon as the distribution point.
Each food box contains perishable food products such as pre-cooked chicken or pork, dairy products, and assorted fruit and vegetables, and are available to all families on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.
Horizon Elementary is located at 7855 Old Madison Pike Road in Madison.