First Fruit Ministries receives donation to give fresh produce to people in need

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September 15, 2022

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The Produce Box raised $4,277 and gave it to First Fruit Ministries to provide fresh produce to people with little to no income.

“Many families who rely on SNAP benefits can’t keep up with the rising food costs and rely on food pantries to supplement their weekly groceries,” said CEO Rick Stoker in a press release.

First Fruit Ministries’ food pantry runs two days per week and provides food for 1,200 people in Brunswick, Pender and New Hanover counties. The Produce Box raises money at their weekly “Feeding Families” program to give to non-profits to buy boxes of local produce.

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