CARBONDALE – The Carbondale City Council recently allocated $20,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funding to purchase and distribute holiday food boxes to the community for those in need.
Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon, the city will host a drive-thru giveaway at the Civic Center to distribute 400 boxes of fresh produce. The event will continue as long as supplies last.
To receive a box, drivers are advised to enter from West Monroe Street and follow directions into the Civic Center parking lot. Officials ask those arriving to empty their vehicle’s trunk or backseat to make room for the food prior to the event.
City staff will follow COVID-19 guidelines and load the box into the vehicle.
The drive is to aid Carbondale residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.