GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- A mobile food pantry in the Eastown neighborhood of Grand Rapids provided fresh food to families in need Wednesday.
The Eastown Community Association teamed up with members of the student senate at Aquinas College, Striders, Feeding America West Michigan, and the Point Church for the giveaway. They handed out 5,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables to about 300 families.
Volunteers say they enjoy being able to help people close to home.
"Seeing that people around us need this food -- and we're able to help them and show that we care -- is awesome," said Maddy Burns.
"We just love serving in the community," said Jared Saladin. "We love Eastown, we love the people here, and we just want to help -- and the ECA has provided that opportunity for us."