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Operation Feed the Need | Local organizations join together to give away food boxes

Cars lined up at the Harker Heights Event Center to receive a box of food containing, fruits, vegetables and more.

HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas — On Saturday, many cars lined up outside the Harker Heights Event Center for Operation Feed the Need. The event was put on by T-Ringgold Enterprises and the Harker Heights Event Center in partnership with World Vision International. 

The event was free and for any Bell County resident who needed it. The food boxes included dairy, meat, fruits, vegetables and grains.

"There are a lot of people who are hungry, and they make not look like they are hungry. We've seen people drive up in Mercedes Benz and Range Rovers and you wouldn’t think they have a need, but they do,” Toni Ringgold Enterprises said. “COVID-19 does not care about what demographic you are, what race, gender, or anything else. It is effecting all of us so it is very important for us to give back and help anyway we can." 

Volunteers gave out food at the event center for two weekends in a row. During the first week the group gave over 70,000 pounds of food. This week they did it again--giving out another 70,000 pounds of food.