Thousands of cars form lines to collect food in Texas

Thousands of people lined up for groceries at a food bank distribution event in Dallas, Texas, this weekend, with organizers saying the Covid-19 pandemic has increased need in the city.

North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) distributed more than 600,000 pounds of food for about 25,000 people on Saturday, according to spokeswoman Anna Kuruan. There were 7,280 turkeys distributed to families, Kuruan told CNN.
Photos provided by NTFB show thousands of cars lined up for NTFB’s Drive-Thru Mobile Pantry at Fair Park. Kuruan said the need for foodhas certainly increasedwith the pandemic, with Texas last week becoming the first US state to report 1 million cases of coronavirus.
    Forty percent of the folks coming through our partners doors are doing so for the first time,” ella dijo.
    I see blessings coming to us cause we all struggling. And I appreciate North Texas helping us out,” Dallas resident Samantha Woods told CNN affiliate KTVT as she waited in her vehicle.
    It really is amazing and I thank God that I was able to get in the line this morning.
    North Texas Food Bank s it distributed more than 600,000 lbs of food at the November 14 evento.

    In another car, one woman told the station she had been struggling: “I haven’t been working since December. I can’t find a job, they cut off my unemploymentit’s a big deal. It’s a real big deal.
    NTFB President Trisha Cunningham said she is proud of her team and the communityfor providing some hope and care during these extraordinary times.
      It was quite a humbling scene to see so many in need,” le dijo a CNN.
      NTFB has several mobile pantry events scheduled throughout the week.

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