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Mobile Food Pantry

The Second Harvest Foodbank’s mobile food pantry will come to 212 Main Street in Gays Mills on Wednesday, January 25. Food distribution will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Patrons who may suffer from waiting in line outside are encouraged to arrive between 2:15 and 2:30 rather than arriving early. Normal distributions include about sixty pounds of diverse food products including meats, fresh and preserved produce, and breads.
Patrons do not need to meet income guidelines; but, they will be asked to initial a sheet indicating their household needs food assistance. They also need to provide the check-in volunteer with the number of people (including children and senior citizens) in the household and the name of their local post office. First time patrons will be asked how they learned about the mobile food pantry.
People should bring sturdy bags, boxes, or baskets to hold the food they receive. Volunteers will assist by moving food to vehicles as needed.
In December, fewer patrons than expected came to the pantry. Food was given to 131 households that included a total of 311 people. Only one-quarter the normal number of first-time patrons visited the mobile pantry last month. Recipients came from only three counties, a smaller than normal service area. Food remaining not distributed at the mobile pantry was donated to the Viroqua and Gays Mills food pantries.
Call Lorraine Fortney (608-735- 4690) or Cindy Kohles (608-872- 2184) if you have questions.