In response to the increased need for food assistance due to COVID-19, two organizations are holding food distributions at the Longview Convention Complex.
The East Texas Food Bank will hold a drive-thru produce distribution in Longview at the Gregg County Fairgrounds on Friday, Oct. 23, from 8 to 10 a.m. Families will need to enter from Cotton St. at 100 Grand Blvd. and follow the route and traffic control directions to receive the free produce items.
The distribution is drive-thru only and walkups will not be accepted. There are no eligibility requirements or identification needed. Multiple households can ride together. To pick up produce for someone else, a hand-written note from that person with their name, address, permission for you to pick up for them and their signature must be provided. The physical note or a picture of it will be accepted.
Additionally, Transformation Longview will hold a Farmers to Families Food Box Giveaway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, where they will distribute 1,500 food boxes with produce, meat, and dairy.
Any family seeking food assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic can visit www.EastTexasFoodBank.org and click “find food” to get information on the nearest food resources.