Photo submitted Golden watermelon were among several produce given away Saturday at Good Samaritan in Russellville.

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Golden watermelon were among several produce given away Saturday at Good Samaritan in Russellville.

Logan County Good Samaritan distributing over 1,000 lbs of free produce Saturday, June 30 began mid-morning.

"We received several varieties of produce including tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, cabbage, onions, eggplant, watermelon, and corn on the cob," said Denise McDonald, Director of Good Samaritan.

Provided through Kentucky's Farm to Food Bank program through a partnership with Feeding America, almost all of the produce was given away Saturday to members of the community.

"The program purchases produce that would otherwise go to waste," said McDonald. "The produce may not be as pretty as what you get in the stores but is just as nutritious and tasty."

The goal, said McDonald, is to provide fresh produce to those who may not otherwise get or try new foods.

"My goal is to get it distributed as quickly as possible in order to get it to the table while it is still good," McDonald added.

Volunteers brought the produce out in boxes throughout the very hot afternoon. Members of Grace Recovery helped with the heavy lifting.

"We have very dedicated volunteers," said McDonald mentioning Ken O'Dell who goes and picks it up.

McDonald says they never know when they will get a call with an offer but are hoping for more. This was the third time this season the non-profit received produce.