Beginning this Friday, August 14, 2020,and continuing every second Friday of the month, United Way of Eddy County will be distributing boxes of fresh food & perishables in both Carlsbad and Artesia. Fresh produce and perishables are available for drive-thru food distribution at Epworth United Methodist Church (1406 W. Blodgett) beginning at 11:30 a.m. This is a drive-thru event and masks are required for individuals in their vehicle. There will be a similar event at 8:30 a.m. at First National Bank (908 W. Main Street) in Artesia. Thanks again to the United Way and many other local charitable organizations who have provided assistance over the past few months.