Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank will distribute food to people in need on Wednesday, June 10 at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
The distribution will be held from 10-11 a.m. at Wessman Arena, 2701 Catlin Ave.
The event is part of the $3 billion Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, which was 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, according to a news release.
CFAP is available to anyone who needs food assistance — there are no income or residency eligibility restrictions for participation, the news release said. Every household will receive three to four boxes of fresh food, including dairy, produce, pre-cooked meat and cheese.
The distribution will be held in a low-contact, drive-thru format. The food bank will collect basic information from participants, such as the number of people in their household and their zip code. People are asked to arrive in a vehicle that has the capacity to transport three to four boxes of food per household.
The Wednesday event is the food bank's first CFAP distribution. Events will continue weekly in locations throughout the Northland through the end of June, the news release said.
"We're really excited to be a part of this program," said Shaye Moris, executive director of Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank. "We have seen an increase in need over the last three months and this program will certainly help our neighbors most affected by COVID-19."
Since COVID-19 began, the food bank has distributed more than 1.5 million pounds of food, which is equal to 1.2 million meals, the news release said. The new program will provide an estimated 158,000 meals.
For more information about the program or how to help, contact Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank at 218-336-2312 or email@example.com.