Brighter Bites continued its mission in late March, distributing 20-pound boxes of produce at Dallas YMCAs. ( Courtesy Brighter Bites )

Brighter Bites continues to distribute fresh produce to Dallas participants, with more than 850 families receiving donations in late March during the COVID-19 crisis.

On March 27 and March 31, families picked up 20-pound boxes containing 10 different fruits and vegetables donated by FreshPoint Dallas, according to a news release.

“We continue to aggressively pursue alternative distribution channels to ensure our families continue to receive fresh produce in the coming weeks and months,” Brighter Bites CEO Rich Dachman said in the release.

FreshPoint is “uniquely positioned” to help out, president David Hartman said.

“The COVID-19 virus has greatly impacted our communities and increased the food insecurity of our most vulnerable populations,” he said in the release.

Related stories:

Brighter Bites continues to distribute produce during pandemic

Kroger donates $50,000 to Brighter Bites to fight waste, hunger

Chelan Fresh donates Rockit apples through Brighter Bites