New Caring Communities Food Program Facing Some Early Challenges

Thanks to funding from the Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Program, Caring Communities has begun a new food security program to distribute boxes of food to socially disadvantaged people. Randolph County Caring Community Executive Director Brian Williams says the program covers 18 counties and that creates some logistical challenges.

Many area churches have helped distribute boxes. Williams says the program will be guided by local community needs.

Each food box is stocked with about 25 pounds of produce, with protein possibly coming in future boxes.