ADA, Okla. (KTEN) — More than 200 families attended a food distribution drive at Asbury United Methodist Church in Ada on Thursday morning.

The event has been held for some time, but its outreach has grown over the past year.

"We were serving a little over 100 [families] before the pandemic hit," said food pantry coordinator Sharon Weirick said. "When the pandemic hit, we served well over 200. Today it'll be over 220."

With the increase in recipients, the amount of food donated has risen as well. Last year, the pantry donated nearly 335,000 pounds of food. 

The organization is on pace to contribute the same amount this year.