Drive-through food pantries return
For the City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Feeding Our Communities with United Services (FOCUS) has again partnered with Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin and the USDA to distribute free boxes of food.
The drive-through food pantries will be held on Tuesdays, Feb. 9, 16, and 23 at the Wisconsin Rapids City Garage at 1411 Chase St., Wisconsin Rapids, 10 a.m. – noon, while supplies last. Participants are asked to enter the distribution area off of Clark Street via 16th or 17th Avenues.
“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,” a FOCUS release stated.
“These food boxes are paid for by the USDA. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin worked with Valley Cooperative Association 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 home-bound individual.”