Photos: Rising Hope UMC Hosts Free Produce Handout
Hundreds of residents lined up Friday to get free vegetables.
Hundreds of area residents braved the heat Friday to wait in line for free produce at Rising Hope United Methodist Church.
Rising Hope hosted the free produce giveaway in conjunction with the Capital Area Food Bank. The Capital Area Food Bank truck brought in 6,000 pounds of cabbage, carrots, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, and watermelon for residents.
"Our hope is if it goes well, we'll do this once a month," said seminary intern Drew Colby, one of the giveaway organizers.
"There's all kinds of free produce for people who can't go get them on Richmond Highway," said Carol Murphy, Rising Hope member and volunteer. "This is God's work."