People began lining up early Monday morning for the monthly food giveaway by Will of God Ministries of Coushatta. Volunteers hauled box after box of fresh and frozen food out to waiting cars.
“There were more people than last time,” said Dr. Johnny Cox. He added, “It just gets bigger and bigger.” One of the volunteers told The Journal, “We’re just feeding hungry people.”
The food giveaway lasted from 9:00 am until about noon. Cox said they gave food to 357 people. Cases of frozen chickens, packs of hamburger meat, gallons of milk, bags of apples, a varieties of staple food items, and much more was distributed in the three hour distribution.
Cox said it is for anyone. The next food distribution will be on the second Monday in December.
Also at the food distribution were Debbie Allen of Copeland Insurance Group and Sandra Plemons of Tepe Group. They were handing out cleaning supplies and giving out information about insurance plans they represent. Allen told The Journal they provide supplies and information at many distribution events across this part of the state.
There will be another food distribution next week in Coushatta. Pine Belt will distribute food boxes on Tuesday, beginning at 10:00 am at the Fairgrounds.