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Local farmers, growers show support for healthcare workers and first responders

ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. - It was a tremendous show of community support Thursday morning in Arroyo Grande.

Hundreds of boxes of locally grown, fresh produce were delivered to Arroyo Grande Community Hospital.

The boxes were then given away to doctors, nurses and staff at the hospital as well as local firefighters, police officers and paramedics.

The food donation effort was spearheaded by Talley Farms of Arroyo Grande.

"Just the idea that we so value our essential workers, our essential healthcare workers who fundamentally are helping us get through this dire situation we're in," said owner Brian Talley. "I am a farmer and I'm blessed with abundance and I just want to share that."

Talley Farms; Beachside Produce; Cuyama Orchards; Alexander Ranch, Inc.; and Clover Ag, Inc. contributed to the boxes.

Hospital workers were grateful for the support.

"I think it's awesome," said Arroyo Grande Community Hospital nurse Ashley J. "It's so nice they're donating this to us and its fresh produce, personally, farmers market, stuff like that, we're not doing a lot of that right now, so I think it's great."

Agriculture / California / Coronavirus
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Keith Carls

Keith Carls is a reporter at NewsChannel 3-12. To learn more about Keith, click here.

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