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Second Baptist Church of Lackawanna hosts food, mask giveaway

The church planned on giving away 500 free boxes of fruits and vegetables, along with grocery items, face masks and hand sanitizer to the public.

LACKAWANNA, N.Y. — The Second Baptist Church of Lackawanna hosted a giveaway on Saturday to help those in need of food and essential items during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The church, along with community and religious organizations, planned on giving away 500 free boxes of fruits and vegetables, along with grocery items, face masks and hand sanitizer to the public.

The fresh fruits and vegetables will be supplied by James Desiderio, Inc., which has given the community a number of fresh produce boxes during the pandemic, according to the church.

Food was  given away on a first come first serve basis or until all the food was distributed.

The giveaway started at 9 a.m. at the Second Baptist Church of Lackawanna, located at 18 Church Street. The event was scheduled to last until noon or until supplies lasted.