A pop-up pantry will offer free produce to the Springfield public at Matheny-Withrow Elementary School on Wednesdays.
Vendors at the Old Capitol Farmers Market will be donating any remaining produce to the YMCA of Springfield as part of its Healthy Community Initiatives.
The produce will be available at Matheny-Withrow, 1200 S. Pope Ave., from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Healthy Community Initiatives is a nationwide movement where community leaders partner with YMCAs to provide access to healthier choices and lifestyles.
The program will specifically help families put nutritious food on the table by bringing fresh fruits and vegetables to neighborhoods where healthy food options are sometimes scarce.
The Old Capitol Farmers Market’s summer season runs through October 30 at Fourth and Adams streets in downtown Springfield from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays.