Feed event

Volunteers at the Feed the 5,000 drive-through food bank load food into a car Saturday night in the parking lot of Destiny World Outreach Center in Killeen. Church officials said they were prepared to give food to 20,000 people.

Thousands of cars lined up as much as four hours early to get food Saturday during the fourth annual drive-through feed event at Destiny World Outreach Center in Killeen.

As the event began, the line of cars was backed up to at least the intersection of W.S. Young Drive and Veterans Memorial Boulevard. 

The Killeen Police Department and Bell County Constable deputies provided crowd control.

At this year’s feed, Destiny had 13 semi trailers full of food — most of which was donated from two Texas food banks. The food equaled 400,000 pounds, or enough for 20,000 people.

Rob Hall, director of Destiny’s food pantry, was impressed by the amount of food.

“This is the most we’ve ever had,” he said.

Two women who were waiting in line early were already grateful for the feeding event.

Dimple Smith and Florida Gums have been in Killeen less than a year.

“This is a blessing right here,” Smith said.

“I love it,” Gums said. “This is a blessing to me and my family.”

Gums said she plans to start attending Destiny.

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It always amazes me how many people show up for free food driving $50,000 cars and $65,000 trucks. Guess they spend so much on car payments they don't have anything left for food?

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