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San Luis Obispo church gives free produce boxes to anyone, no questions asked

The food box drive-thru happens every Tuesday
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Posted at 12:02 PM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 23:05:15-04

A San Luis Obispo church is giving out free boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables to anyone in need, no questions asked.

Every Tuesday morning, a line of cars wraps around the block near Canyon Hills Church for the Truck-to-Trunk food box drive-thru.

The church is partnering with the USDA for the Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

Church groups, the Salvation Army and even local schools are taking boxes to then pass onto local families who need them.

Canyon Hills campus pastor Rich Shepherd stresses there are no eligibility requirements and you may take as many of the 20 lb. boxes as you need.

"Behind every car, there's a face and behind every face, there's a story and every story matters. These are people that are needing help in these times," Shepherd told KSBY. "There are even people who are coming through and grabbing boxes to take to people who can't even drive, the elderly and the sick."

Grant Kitchen and his roommates say they are grateful to be welcomed to take advantage of the food box drive-thru.

"We're all college students. We're not struggling with money but anything that could help, we could use," Kitchen said.

Now through Christmas, Canyon Hills Church will operate the food box drive-thru every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Canyon Hills Church is located at 525 Cerro Romauldo Ave. across from Throop Park and Pacheco Elementary School.

If you would like to volunteer with the program or offer support, email rich@canyonhills.com.