Duluth YMCA and Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland team up for food hand out

Updated: March 04, 2021 10:28 PM
Created: March 04, 2021 07:25 PM

The Duluth Area Family YMCA and Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland teamed up to hand out food boxes at two different sites in Duluth Thursday afternoon as part of the Farmers to Families Food Box program.

The Farmers to Families Food Box program is part of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which was developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Between the two sites, one at the Essentia Wellness Center and the other at the Essentia Duluth Heritage Sports Center, the two organizations had 1,300 boxes to hand out.

Each box included 6 pounds of pre-cooked protein, 10 pounds of fresh produce, 6 pounds of dairy, and a gallon of milk.

The food box hand out was free and open to everyone.

“There's been a lot of changes throughout this pandemic and the way that we can service kids and families,” said Todd Johnson, CEO for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland, “So were adapting regularly and doing what we can to support those families in need."

The organizations plan to get out again next month, and each month after so long as there is a need, but no exact date has been set.

For an up to date schedule, people can check the organizations’ Facebook pages here and here.

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