UTICA, N.Y. – Redeemer Church handed out free food items Tuesday in Rome and Utica.
Food packages included yogurt, fresh produce, salads, cheese and milk.
The Utica church is located at 412 South St., and the Rome location is at 129 N. Washington St.
The Rev. Paul Schilling says this is a way to help people in the community, including the minority populations in the area.
“In this neighborhood we have primarily international people, and a lot of them have lost their jobs and we're just trying to help with whatever we can do to help anyone in the neighborhood,” he said.
The event is until 4 p.m. in Utica and 3 p.m. in Rome.
These food distribution events are held in cooperation with the Compassion Coalition.