Second Harvest To Hold Food Distribution At Wessman Arena July 8
Another food distribution event will happen at Wessman Arena in Superior on Wednesday, July 8. The general public is invited to take part from 10:00 AM until 12:00 Noon in the parking lot of the facility, which is located on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank will coordinate the efforts; the distribution is expected to be run similar to the one that happened a month ago on June 10. The free boxes will be distributed using a drive-through style - with minimum contact involved. The event will be run similar to recent food drives that the Northern Lakes Food Bank has scheduled throughout the Northland. Interested individuals will just drive their vehicle into the parking lot; staff and event organizers will ask a few questions about the number of people living in their household along with the Zip Code, and then the food will be loaded into their trunk. The Northern Lakes Food Bank suggests that people come prepared to accept three to four boxes of food items per household. There is no income eligibility threshold.
The food drive happening at Wessman Arena on July 8 is tied to the $3 billion Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) - "created in May to provide support to U.S. farmers, maintain the integrity of the food supply chain and ensure Americans access to needed food during COVID-19". CFAP is available to anyone who needs food assistance; this event marks the Northern Lakes Food Bank's inaugural CFAP event.
Shaye Morris - the Executive Director of Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank says that they've been really busy since the COVID-19 Pandemic started. The agency has distributed more than 1.5 million pounds of food - equal to 1.2 million meals since the shut downs started.
During that last event in June, more than 46,000 pounds of food was distributed to 680 households, according to news sources.
The event is a coordination of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). CFAP was established to provide relief to both farmers, food distributors, and those consumers in need of food. The distributions boxes handed out are filled with a variety of cheese and dairy products and meat.