Free MREs for vets in need

Updated: December 14, 2020 10:39 PM
Created: December 14, 2020 09:37 PM

The pandemic has brought challenges in many forms, one of which being food insecurity. So the people at the Richard I. Bong Center in Superior are doing what they can to make sure one group of people stays fed.

They've acquired boxes and boxes of MREs, or Meals Ready to Eat, all to be given out to veterans in the Northland. Each box contains 14 meals, and there's not much needed to heat up the food.

It's all in an effort to lend a helping hand to those who need it, when the times seem harder than ever.

"We're encouraging veterans to come in that, you know, are maybe a little more in need right now during the pandemic, or just going into the winter," says Dustin Heckman, Executive Director at the Bong Center. "Grab some meals to use throughout the winter to help get through these tough times right now."

The meals are available to veterans for free, now until they're gone. And they can be picked up at the Richard I. Bong Center in Superior.

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