Volunteers helped pack emergency food boxes for seniors at Feed My People food bank in Eau Claire.
Around 350 emergency food boxes were packaged. Many seniors rely on Meals on Wheels as their major source of nutrition.
The emergency food box distribution provides them with food for winter days when meals on wheels are unable to deliver as well as for supplemental nutrition when needed. One organizer says hunger in Eau Claire affects one in nine seniors.
“Hunger unfortunately does affect one in nine seniors in the Eau Claire community so we are going do what we can to give back. We’re going to pack about 350 boxes today of meals in conjunction with the ADRC and hand those out tomorrow.”
Feed My People food bank supplies more than 7 million pounds of food annually to more than 120 hunger-relief agencies in 14 west central Wisconsin counties.