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Hundreds of families get trunks full of free food

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PINCKNEYVILLE -- The rain didn't stop folks from lining up in Pinckneyville to take part in an annual food giveaway.

Least of the Brethren Food Pantry teamed up with the St. Louis Area Food Bank to giveaway 25,000 pounds of food.
On top of canned goods folks received fresh fruits, vegetables, and milk.

200 families took part in Tuesday's giveaway  and volunteers helped jam their trunks full of food.

"I'm on a limited income of course and sometime just when I need just the things, here comes Betty with the food pantry you know, and it also helps me to help some of my family out that needs it," said Alberta McCollum, of Pinckneyville.

Organizers say helping people like McCollum makes all their efforts well worth it.

"You know rain or shine event this is one of my favorite events to do where just seeing the amount of product that goes out to the community is such a short amount of time it's rapid distribution and we're usually able to serve you know two hundred plus families in just two hours so it's very rewarding," said Jenny Duez, of the St. Louis Area Food Bank.

This was the 11th annual food giveaway put on by Least of the Brethren.

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