Mission Outreach hands out food for almost 200 families

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) –People lined around the corner Wednesday morning, waiting to get into MissionOutreach where they were handing out thousands of pounds of food.

The food was provided bythe USDA, a federally funded program that provides nutritious food in hope toimprove the health of low-income pregnant women. They also work to help newmother up to one year postpartum, infants, children up to 6 years of age, andelderly people to at least 60 years of age.

Jeremy Biggs with the Mission Outreachtold Region 8 News the need is growing.

"We continue to see a record highdemand," said Biggs. "Last year we increased over 20%. We served over 50,000meals and distributed over 4800 food boxes just from our facility.  And this year we're even seeing a 5 to 6%increases on those numbers."

The organization was able to handout food for 196 families.

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