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Farmers to Families program will provide food to Iron Ranger’s


IRON RANGE, MN-- United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN), along with Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Farmers to Families program team up to give food to the Iron Range.

Coming up on Wednesday, July 22, the Iron Range will be at designated pickup sites, each site will provide two free boxes of frozen meals to choose from.

One box includes packages of barbecue pork patties and cheese. The other has a chicken taco meat option and cheese.

All surrounding communities are eligible to drive up to distribution locations to take home a box.

“We are grateful that this USDA program does not have income guidelines so anyone who would like a box can have one, especially given the impacts of COVID-19 on grocery prices,” said UWNEMN Executive Director Shelley Valentini.

Any leftover boxes will be shared among local food shelves.

UWNEMN will be hosting a distribution from 12 PM to 6 PM at their building (608 East Drive) in Chisholm.

AEOA will be hosting distributions at its Virginia building (702 S 3
rd Ave West) and Lees Business Center in Hibbing (2900 East Beltline).

Check for details posted on both UWNEMN and AEOA’s social media pages.

People are encouraged to bring coolers with ice to keep the food cold for bringing it home.

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Kendall Jarboe

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