Ballard Community Center, 708 Elm St., will distribute free fresh produce today for people in need starting at 11 a.m. and running until 5 p.m. — or until the produce runs out.
The produce will be provided by Harvesters, a Kansas City, Mo.-based food pantry, as part of its Mobile Food Pantry program. There are no income restrictions or qualifications to receive the produce, but organizers ask that people bring boxes or grocery bags to the event.
Andy Brown, director of human services for Ballard Center, said the program is aimed at providing fresh produce to needy people in urban areas. Plans are for the produce distribution to become a regular event on the fourth Wednesday of every month. For more information, call Ballard Center, 842-0729, extension 105.