Leftover food from State Fair of Texas donated to local pantries

Leftover food from the State Fair of Texas is not going to waste.

Some of the fair's food and drink vendors gave what they had left to the State Fair Cares Initiative.

Those groceries were divided between seven separate South Dallas-area food pantries and shelters.

Items used in fried treats like flour, peanut butter, fruits and vegetables are all staples needed by local food pantries.

"This is a blessing to us because you know everything is getting short now, and we're not getting the donations that we normally get," said Rev. Ronald Wright, senior pastor for God’s Community Church of Joy. "But this is an awesome event for us to be a part of, and I thank God for them.

This was the sixth year for the State Fair Cares Initiative.