Food Boxes

People receiving disaster relief food boxes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture line up in their vehicles on the west side of the former Sutherland building at 2110 Broadway on Thursday. There were 240 boxes distributed, with no income guidelines for recipients. Drivers serpentined around the parking lot in their vehicles and onto the street to receive food assistance. Because of the financial effect of the COIVD-19 pandemic, the Labette County Assistance Center is seeking more money from a trust fund administered by the city of Parsons this year.