Harvest Outreach aims to overcome food insecurity

Harvest Outreach Ministries

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller

Since before the COVID-19 pandemic began, Harvest Outreach Ministries has been aiming to combat food insecurities throughout the state of Alabama.

Several times a month, Harvest Outreach pops up in communities around West Alabama. Most recently, they visited Aliceville in Pickens County.

Partnering with the West Alabama Food Bank, the group handed out 175 boxes of food totaling just over 9,000 pounds.

Residents who came by said they appreciate the ongoing effort.

“It’s very important, you know, a lot of families in Pickens County can’t afford food,” said Gail Harkins. “Especially senior citizens, and I think it’s important because a lot of people don’t have food and it’s a blessing to get this.”

Organizers with Harvest Outreach said they don’t have the next giveaway scheduled yet, but their mission is far from over.

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