AICHO distributes hundreds of bags of food

Updated: December 02, 2020 09:37 PM
Created: December 02, 2020 05:07 PM

Hundreds of bags of food were distributed to community members by the American Indian Community Housing Organization or AICHO Wednesday.

"Today, we made up 200 bags of food,”  Darricka Auginash, Food Security Coordinator said. “We’ve been doing this since October. Every to every other week."

The food was distributed outside the Niiwin Indigenous Foods Market. According to Auginash, the food comes from Super One, Whole Food and local farms and bakeries.

"Everyone is so grateful," Auginash said. "Some people didn’t know about it and they walked by and they were so grateful that they started crying."

Ahleena Isaacson, an employee at AICHO said they get constant “thank you’s” during their food drives.

“It helps the community,” Isaacson said. “We know there are people in need.”

Amanda Larsen, a community member picking up food Wednesday said she was incredibly grateful for AICHO’S generosity.

“The generosity couldn't come soon enough. There are so many people out here that are hurting—not just people on the streets, but people that are behind closed doors with this COVID thing going on, not everybody knows exactly what to do or where to go or how to get their food,” Larsen said.

AICHO hopes to host more food distribution events in the near future as Christmas fast approaches.

More information about AICHO can be found here.

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