Amerigroup gives away food to hundreds of families

Amerigroup gives away food to families

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Amerigroup gave out fruits and vegetables to the first 450 families that arrive at the Farmers Market event on Thursday.

They held their second annual Columbus Farmers Market at Valley Healthcare System on Fort Benning Road.

Amerigroup says the purpose of the farmers market is to promote healthier choices in the area.

Organizers say people lined up early Thursday morning waiting for the doors to open.

"People have been here since 5 a.m.and the lines opened at 8am. We are ecstatic that people have been supporting this event and embraced this particular event," Lauren Chambers said, with Amerigroup.

Watermeloons, collards and peaches were among some of the food choices people could walk away with this morning.

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