FOCUS free food distributions to continue in October
For the City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Feeding Our Communities with United Services (FOCUS) has again partnered with Feeding America of Eastern Wisconsin and Valley Bakers to distribute free boxes of food in October.
Distributions will take place on Thursdays, 10 a.m. – noon or until all food is distributed. The dates are October 8, 15, 22, and 29.
The distribution will be held in the east parking lot of 2321 West Grand Avenue, across from the Wheeler’s auto dealership, in Wisconsin Rapids. Participants are asked to follow the signs and enter the site from Alton Street via 25th or 22nd Avenue.
The food boxes will contain produce, meat, and dairy items. Anyone who wishes to participate in the distribution is asked to come starting at 10 a.m. to allow volunteers to set-up for the distribution. To help prevent traffic congestion, arriving after 10:30 a.m. is recommended.
The food boxes are paid for by the USDA, and Feeding America of Eastern Wisconsin worked with Valley Bakers to provide this healthy food directly to high-need areas free of charge. Quantities are limited and will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis; no pre-registration necessary. The limit will be one box per vehicle, unless the party is also picking up for a homebound individual.
Participants are asked to remain in their vehicles while receiving the food and practice social distancing.