F.U.N. Group food program drive up service a success

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Dozens of empty boxes and crates wait to be filled with nourishing food at the F.U.N. Group food ministry Thursday, March 26, at the Community Hall in Anza. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
The excitement and anticipation were palpable at the Friends Uniting Neighbors Group food ministry Thursday, March 26, at the Community Hall in Anza. Food box recipients waited patiently for hours as volunteers equipped with gloves and masks prepared crates filled with nutritious entrees, snacks, produce and beverages. Usually held as a walk-up event, the program is now a drive-up distribution, to limit contact between people due to the coronavirus outbreak. Cars, SUVs and trucks pulled up to be loaded with the food boxes. “The fight against COVID-19 has fundamentally changed our program,” organizer Bill Donahue said. “The order from the Riverside County Health Officer didn’t specifically exempt privately operated food distribution programs from the 10-person regulation. I
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