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New food distribution program comes to Superior YMCA

Emily Ness
Updated: March 11, 2021 06:19 PM
Created: March 11, 2021 06:14 PM

A new food distribution program has come to the Superior YMCA that aims to provide people with food that fits their dietary preferences.

Families who stop by have the option to choose from five different bags of nutritious, non-perishable food tailored to their cultural and religious preferences, or simply whatever they are craving.

The options include: East African, Southeast Asian, Latino, Midwestern or a bag of ready to eat items.

Veronica Acurero, a 7th grader from Superior, helped bring the program to the Y. So far, she said it has been successful.

“We have had a lot of positive feedback so far, Acurero said. “People have been saying that, that’s a really great idea that there are different bag types for us because lots of the time, it’s just ready to eat food—like take it or leave it, one bag.”

The program at the Y is made possible through an organization called Every Meal.

The organization is based in the Twin Cities area and aims to fight hunger across the region.

Acurero said they hope to continue and expand the program in the future. 

"We're not planning to stop because its not just the pandemic. Food insecurities have been going on for a long time before the pandemic and now after when its over," Acurero said.

Those interested in picking up food can do so on Thursday’s from 4:00-8:00pm or Saturday’s from 10:00am-12:00pm.

Additionally, those interested in donating to Every Meal can do so here and those interested in volunteering at the Superior YMCA can do so here.

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