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Weekly Food Box Distribution Moves

A weekly hand-out of free food for people in need in the Quad Cities is going to move, but only a couple of blocks.

Scott County Supervisor Ken Croken says since October, the USDA's Farmer to Families Food Box Program has been held each Friday at the intersection of Taylor and Third streets in downtown Davenport. But Friday it'll be held instead in the nearby Florian Keen parking lot at Modern Woodmen Park.

"Allows us to offer facilities to the volunteers who get cold and need shelter from time to time. And also moves the traffic off the public streets."

Croken says it'll move the heavy traffic that shows up each week to an otherwise empty parking lot at the stadium. Anyone in need is welcome to show up Friday from 11 am to 4:30 pm.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.