by Cori Hilsgen
The Fare For All Express food program continues to grow. Organizer Amanda Roles said volunteers sold 666 packs of food, 573 a la carte items and served about 409 households.
Two trucks of food did not fulfill the amount of food that was needed for everyone to buy the packs they wanted.
Roles said a contact from Fare for All said this – that a site continues to get better each month – usually does not happen. Usually the first two distributions are large and then it begins to taper off a little and stays there until the holidays.
“We ran out of the meat-only packs at about 5:30 p.m. and the grill packs and produce packs at about 5:45 p.m.,” Roles said. “Some people again did not have the option to buy what they had desired to.”
She said Fare for All will bring two large trucks next month. For the May distribution, they brought one large and one smaller truck.
“We continue to grow and grow,” Roles said. “What’s happening at Resurrection is eye-popping.”
Organizers are making new plans for the June distribution. If weather permits, a new sidewalk will be installed to help with the Fare for All distribution flow. Organizers are also looking at putting in a new set of double doors instead of the single door that is currently there. They are seeking donations to help fund this cause.
Roles would like to extend a huge thank you to the volunteers who made this distribution possible even in the misting rain.
“You are greatly appreciated,” she said.
Roles said they are seeking volunteers at the next distribution. Volunteers can sign up at the following link- http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E48A4AE2AA46-volunteer, by contacting Roles at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Mary Plafcan at 320-249-5718. If you would like to donate to the cost of the double doors, contact Roles at her email address.
Fare for All aims to provide affordable, healthy foods to all. The program is meant to supplement people’s grocery purchases and provides produce and meat items that many might not be able to otherwise afford – often at up to a 40-percent discount of grocery-store prices. The program is open to everyone and does not require any registration.
Future distribution dates are June 9, July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 15, Oct. 14, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8.