Updated: November 01, 2021 05:45 PM
Created: November 01, 2021 02:22 PM
Every Tuesday, Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank turns into a drive-through food shelf. It runs from 10:00am-1:30pm.
"We depend on surplus food from local retailers to donate to us," explained Shaye Moris, executive director at the food bank. "So when there's a surge, that means there's less supply, and less food available for those in our region."
And that's meant they've faced the same problems we all have, when it comes to getting the products we need and want.
"To get ahead of supply chain issues, we use the wonderful dollars pouring into us to go and make broker relationships. And buy truckloads of products. We're actually purchasing products. It's a more expensive way of feeding our neighbors. But we needed to make sure we could make this happen," Moris added.
The need has ebbed and flowed during the pandemic.
So have volunteer levels. There is a new opportunity involving pick up of food from local stores and delivering it to local food shelves or the food bank or onsite meal programs. It's called Fresh Connect.
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