Food Boxes Distributed to Northland People in Need

Apples, onions, potatoes, and chicken. Cars lined up to receive boxes filled to the brim with different foods.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – The Duluth YMCA with the Boys and Girls Club of the Northland to help those struggling their families during the pandemic.

Apples, onions, potatoes, and chicken. Cars lined up to receive boxes filled to the brim with different foods.

About 1,300 boxes with over 30,000 pounds of food were at the Essentia Wellness Center in Hermantown or at the Essentia Heritage Center in Lincoln Park ready to be distributed to Northlanders in need of free food.

“You know, that’s the thing about this pandemic is it’s affected everybody,” said Jacob Sass, the food access director for the Duluth Area YMCA. “You don’t know who just lost their job or what their financial situation is or who’s close to losing their house or their car.”

The boxes, which were filled with six pounds of pre-cooked protein, 10 pounds of fresh produce, six pounds of diary, and a gallon milk were provided by the Farmers to Families Food Box Federal Program, which was developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It feels very good,” said Sass. “Obviously being able to help the community and that’s what the YMCA is here for. It’s just been a really good feeling in a way for us to give back during these hard times.”

There are different food distribution events happening weekly through the YMCA. For more information, click here.

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