Thousands of boxes of free, fresh produce given away Wed.

Thousands of boxes of free, fresh produce given away Wed.
Nearly 2,600 boxes will be given away. (Source: Eddie Robertson)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - If you need fresh produce, it’s available for pick-up at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds in Jackson this week.

The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce is hosting another drive-thru food box giveaway on Wednesday, April 21 at 9:00 a.m.

Thousands of food boxes of fresh produce will be available for pick-up at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds in Jackson this week.

The food is being provided as part of a federal program to support families who have lost income during the coronavirus pandemic.

The nearly 2,600 boxes will contain meat, milk, cheese, yogurt, potatoes, and apples, provided by M. Palazola Produce Co. in Memphis.

Those receiving a food box will also receive two and a half dozen eggs from Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., of Jackson.

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