SIOUX CITY (KTIV) -- More than 1,200 boxes of food were handed out to families in need Friday.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Woodbury County teamed up with the Community Action Agency of Siouxland for a "Farmers to Families Program" food box pickup.
The program is through the United States Department of Agriculture.
It funded by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
Farmers to Families provides fresh produce, dairy meat products and a gallon of milk to disadvantaged families in the pandemic.
"So it's really an awesome situation for people if they've lost their jobs and even if they're getting back on their feet, we just know this can be a little bit of a help. You have to worry about the bills that's been a struggle over the last year. At least there is one answer that can be solved, they have some food to put on their tables for their families," said Kevin Pottebaum with ISU Outreach and Extension.
The food is provided by local farmers, so it also helps Siouxland's agriculture community.
This week is National Volunteer Week, so some volunteers were students from Briar Cliff University.