SELAH, Wash. -- A Second Harvest truck rolled into Selah Thursday to hand out free, healthy food for hundreds of people.
More than 900 people came out to the mobile food truck event at Peace Lutheran Church. About 30 volunteers handed out fresh vegetables, fruit, bread and beef to the dozens who stood in line with cardboard boxes Thursday afternoon.
The Second Harvest "Thrivent Homegrown Help Truck" was in Kennewick Wednesday. They gave out 16,000 pounds of fresh food to over 250 families. In Selah, nearly 8,000 pounds of food was distributed.
Eduardo Garcia, of Yakima, says he is grateful for the church to hold the event and that because he suffers from diabetes he's able to receive more nutritious food and adds, "It supplements my diet. A lot of greens in here. I don't get no food stamps. So it's a real help to me."
Each person was given one three-pound roast donated by Washington's beef industry.
The Second Harvest food truck will make its way to Richland March 30 and Yakima April 13.