Thousands of pounds of food was delivered to a local food bank this morning with the hopes of feeding thousands of families right here in our region.
It takes a lot of hands, and many hours to raise $11,000, but that’s what it took to collect over 50,000 meals for local families.
“There is a lot of hidden need and very often it’s hard to find those individuals if they don’t come to a place like a food pantry,” says Patti Habeck with Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.
An armored Oshkosh Corporation truck pulled up to the Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin Food Bank in Little Chute Monday morning to drop off thousands of pounds of collected meals.
“We’ll bring it in, we’ll unload it, we’ll weight it and enter it into our inventory and then we’ll go out and deliver it to the food pantries,” says Habeck.
Meals included oatmeal as well as macaroni and cheese.
“To be able to get back to the community and get our team members together to put meals together is just an awesome experience,” says Jodie Larsen with Oshkosh Corporation.
Those with the food bank say some people don’t realize there’s great need right here in northeast Wisconsin.
“It doesn’t seem like there’s as many people in need here as if you compared it to an urban area, but there’s actually been a faster increase in the suburbs and rural areas of hunger than there has been in the urban areas,” says Habeck.
Keeping hearts warm and bellies full one meal at a time.
To donate to the food bank head to: https://feedingamericawi.org/donation-page/