WILLMAR — Willmar community members were provided some food relief Thursday afternoon when fresh vegetable boxes supplied by the Zakat Foundation were distributed by members from the Islamic Society of Willmar and the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

CAIR-Minnesota and the Zakat Foundation supplied a total of around 1,000 families with free vegetable boxes from areas including St. Cloud, Faribault and Rochester in addition to Willmar. The food, which was aimed to help immigrant and low-income families, was available to everyone in an effort to provide some relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.