Harvest Regional Food Bank will distribute 1,000 emergency food boxes to Texarkana-area residents TODAY beginning at 8 a.m at the Four States Fair Arena.

The event will last til 12:00 p.m. nor until food is gone. Food boxes distributed include a box of fresh vegetables, a box shelf-stable pantry items and a box of frozen meats. Camille Wrinkle, CEO/Executive said the following in a news release:

We want families to be able to prepare nutritiious meals with the food they receive, this 'bundle' includes up to a month's worth of much needed healthy food.

To ensure social distancing, recipients are asked to remain in their vehicle and follow directions of staff and volunteers upon entrance to the fairgrounds. Enter fro the 50th St. entrance at Hwy 245/Four States Fair Pkwy in from of Bobby Ferguson Park (by the gazebo). Distribution is limited to one box per household and two households per vehicle.

Last year, Harvest distributed 3.2 M meals and served over 60,000 individuals in Southwest Arkansas and Northwest Texas.