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    Viola Holman of the Tri-City Empowerment Council and Daule Community stands next to food delivered in Cuero on Oct. 24.

Farmers to families

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

In the midst of COVID-19, an election, and all the chaos of the world, God remains at work. When the coronavirus pandemic first hit in March, farmers were having to destroy their crops, because grocery stores were limited. The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) decided to start a program called Farmers to Families Food Box. They are partnering with distributors at the national, regional, and local levels to provide food from farmers impacted to communities in need.

One of the communities recently selected was Cuero. A food truck delivered pre-packaged meals on Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Daule Community Center, thanks to the work of the Tri-City Empowerment Council.

To fully understand the intricacy of this food distribution becoming possible in Cuero, a history lesson is in place.

In the early 1980s, Rusty Gunn moved to Cuero as a third-grader, when his father, Tom, became the worship pastor at First Baptist Church. Though they moved away in 1992, when Rusty was a junior at Cuero High School, the relationships built during this time helped make this food distribution a reality.

“It’s a God thing,” Rusty said, himself now a pastor in Oklahoma.

Rusty was one of the pastors contacted earlier this year to help distribute food regionally in Oklahoma. 

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