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Residents pick up free produce

Staff writer

Marion residents flooded the Marion Senior Center by the dozens Thursday to check out the supply of fresh plums, peaches, nectarines, potatoes, and corn.

“We see people we never see here to eat,” Shirley Bowers said.

The Kansas Food Bank in Wichita donated the fruit and vegetables.

Gene Winkler delivered the three pallets of produce. Winkler’s sister, Debi Kreutzman, works at the Kansas Food Bank in Wichita. The food bank receives free produce and gives the food away. The corn is donated from Gaeddarts in Wichita and the fruit is from California.

Winkler is looking to sign up Marion through the Marion Advancement Campaign to receive free produce more regularly. He said he could make the trip as often as every day.

“With the food bank truck it’s just free,” Shirley Bowers said. “A lot of these people can’t go to the food bank, but they come here. You can take as much as you want. You’re not disqualified for any reason.”

Last modified Aug. 10, 2011