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Second Harvest distributes food to those in need

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ASHLAND, WI -- Second Harvest National Food Bank held its seventh mobile food distribution Wednesday.

Distribution began at 10 a.m. and, according to organizers, the line to pick up free food stretched for more than a mile.

The food bank hoped to pass out boxes of food to 725 families. The event did not have income or residence restrictions.

Four different box options included cheese, meat and produce.

Organizers said the need has been overwhelming during the pandemic.

"We think that there is a lot of need," Food Resource Developer Katie Bull said. "There's a lot of people that are just trying to stock up, whether they have lost their job or aren't working right now. [They're] just really trying to find whatever resources they can to make sure they can make ends meet."

Second Harvest plans to have more distributions through the end of August. They might extend the program into the fall.

Click here for information about future distributions and how to get involved.

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Kendall Jarboe

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