FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mankato, MN (February 3, 2021) – A free food distribution for those in need of food or newly struggling to make ends meet due to the COVID-19 crisis is being held Saturday, February 27 from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. at Prairie Winds Middle School. 1200 Prairie Winds Drive, Mankato, Minnesota. The event is being hosted by Open Door Health Center and Minnesota Valley Action Council and is being funded by Second Harvest Heartland Food Bank.
More funds have been allocated to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). These funds will allow the food distribution events to continue through April 2021. The program provides vital assistance to producers of agricultural commodities and channels food to food banks, community, tribal, and faith-based organizations, and other non-profits serving Americans in need.
“This is a resource for the whole community and especially for those needing a little extra help right now,” said Jayme Enamorado, Community Outreach Manager at Open Door Health Center. “If you are one of the many experiencing unexpected hardship due to the coronavirus crisis you are most welcome to participate in this program,” she said.
Pre-packaged boxes of produce, dairy, and meat will be distributed safely through a drive-thru/curbside pick-up model. Food will be loaded into trunks by volunteers who will maintain social distance. No registration or paperwork is necessary and only basic demographic information will be asked of participants such as the ages of individuals in each household. No names, addresses, or other identifying information will be asked.
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