by Emily Waldrep-
One church in Tyler County is taking a stand to help the hungry by offering free fresh produce to the needy.
The program is called "The Produce Ministry" and operates strictly off of donations. Fruits, vegetables and other foods are given away to the needy every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00am until 2:00pm.
This ministry has touched many people, and one local man says that the fresh produce helps feed his family when money gets tight.
"It's like a gift from God every time I pick up food from the Produce Ministry," says the man who asked to remain unnamed. "There are some days that I'm not sure where our next meal will come from, but the vegetables from the church have always helped us get by in tight situations and I will forever be grateful to everyone involved."
Other churches in Tyler County also have food pantries that give away canned goods, but Fellowship church is one of the only places needy people can get fresh produce. Availability of some vegetables change throughout the season, but there usually is something there for anyone who needs it.
Fellowship Church accepts everything from money to homegrown produce. You can reach them at (409) 283-2161.
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