Free Food Distribution
Free Food Distribution Offered COVID Assistance Program HUTCHINSON, Minn. Sept. 24th 2020 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 Thursday Sept 24th 4:00-6:00 p.m. at McLeod Co Fairgrounds The event is being hosted by Common Cup Ministry with food provided from the COVID Food Assistance Program (CFAP). CFAP is an assistance program for farmers, ranchers and other food producers managed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). 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 Bev Bonte Director of Common Cup Ministry. “If you are one of the many experiencing unexpected hardship due to the coronavirus crisis you are most welcome to participate in this program and learn more about other food resources available for people in this area,” she said. Pre-packed boxes of produce, dairy and meat will be distributed safely through a drive-up/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. Entrance will only be allowed off of Airport Road (South entrance) coming from the East (off of Hwy 15) Due to the limit of 500 participants we will limit only one household per car. 2nd Harvest Heartland leads through innovation, finding efficient, effective solutions to connect the full resources of our community with our hungry neighbors. For more information, visit 2harvest.org or call 651.484.5117.