By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Families, seniors, veterans and others throughout the County are enjoying free fresh fruits and vegetables thanks to a partnership between Sunrise Produce, Centerpoint Church and the County Human Services Department.
Sunrise Produce, one of Southern California’s top wholesale produce distributors, donated 17,600 pounds of fresh produce to the County, which then worked with Colton’s Centerpoint Church and local food banks to coordinate distribution to local residents.
“It’s a huge blessing for us to provide this food to those less fortunate,” said Josue Zapata, a pastor with Centerpoint.
The church set up a drive-through event that enabled local residents, food banks and community service organizations to pick up produce for delivery to those in need. Food for Life Ministry, Mary’s Table, LifeSteps and San Bernardino County Preschool Services were among the groups collecting and distributing provisions around the County.