The North State Food Bank brought emergency food to Colusa County on Friday. They were assisted by four local churches and pastors from the Ministerial Association.
The distribution was orchestrated from the Woodland College satellite campus in Williams. People waited in their vehicles, lining the streets and stretching nearly to the office of the California Highway Patrol.
Shelf stable essentials, frozen meat, fresh produce, and milk were given to 600 households.
“That doubles the amount of families we have served in Colusa County through our two food banks and partner churches to 1,200 families and accounts for over 3,000 individuals,” said Jason McMullan, pastor of the Williams Community Church.
On the other side of Williams, two pallets of food were delivered to Colusa County migrant housing center, which opened on April 21 to hundreds of temporary farm workers.
The 200 food boxes were provided by the Ministerial Association in conjunction with Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.
“Colusa County families are in great need right now, and the churches are working with their Food Bank partners to meet the great need,” said McMullan.