As families struggle with unemployment and underemployment, our food is a lifeline to children and families needing assistance. Families like Lauren’s—here’s what she told us at a summer distribution. “This is my fourth week without a paycheck. I was strategic with my last one and stretched it out as much as possible. After paying for rent and electricity, it was then that I could think about groceries … it’s crazy to say that groceries come last. I’m a single mom and I’ve heard that some people are embarrassed to come get food from the food bank — I’m not, this is for my kids.”
As we continue to adapt our programs to feed children and families during this uncertain time, we hope you’ll continue to support our hunger-relief work reaching thousands throughout NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin.