By Jessica Mathews/

Free dairy boxes will be distributed to Livingston County residents at an event this weekend.

The “Farmers to Families Food Box” event aims to support those in need in the Livingston County area. The Brighton non-profit Prelude Home, an organization that supports displaced women and families, has teamed up with Michigan farmer owned Prairie Farms Dairy to distribute over 1,000 food boxes to Livingston County and surrounding area residents. The Food Boxes include milk, a top requested item at food banks, and other nutritious dairy foods such as cottage cheese and cream cheese.

The event will take place from 10am to noon this Saturday in the parking lot of Remax Realtors at 6870 Grand River in Brighton. Organizers say all residents are encouraged to stop by the free event but especially residents in need.

As for how the operation will work, a refrigerated Prairie Farms distribution truck will deliver food boxes to the parking lot behind the real estate office. Volunteers from Prelude Home, the Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce and Milk Means More will then hand out the food boxes to vehicles. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, volunteers will wear masks and all persons are asked to remain in their vehicles. Volunteers will deliver up to two food boxes directly to each car. Flickr photo.