The Rusk County Community Foundation (RCCF) is pleased to announce that it awarded a $1500 grant to support pop-up food pantries in Weyerhaeuser, WI. The pantries will be administered by Feed My People Food Bank (FMP).
The need in this part of Wisconsin is great, but few food resources are available. After FMP’s initial pop-up food distribution in early June, its Program Manager said, “I was overwhelmed at our first distribution in Weyerhaeuser this week. The desperation of those we served felt like a thick fog in the air that wouldn’t lift. Many of the people in line who had vehicles shut them off to save gas rather than letting them run. I couldn’t begin to count the number of people that thanked us for being there and providing these extra groceries. One person said to me, ‘So often we feel forgotten way up here. Thank you for remembering us.’”
Pop up food distributions like this one help fill the current gap in resources. FMP reported that it served 168 families at this distribution, and 413 people benefited from the groceries it provided. The grant from RCCF will help FMP continue providing this service.