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Mobile food pantry returning to Ontonagon in March 2024

Images courtesy of Copper Shores Community Health Foundation

A Feeding America West Michigan mobile food pantry is coming back to Ontonagon for March 2024. Mobile food pantries will be held at Ontonagon Village Fire Hall at 315 River St., Ontonagon. Each visit from the mobile food pantry will provide a variety of foods, including fresh produce and dairy items, to approximately 300 families on a first-come, first-served basis.

The mobile food pantry is funded by Copper Shores Community Health Foundation in partnership with the Ontonagon Area School and the Ontonagon Volunteer Fire Department. Feeding America West Michigan is delivering the food with a semi-truck coming to Ontonagon from downstate Michigan.

Attendees will not have to show identification or proof of income to receive food; however, they will be required to provide basic contact information and affirm that they are in need of food. Boxes of food will be provided in a drive-through format.

Feeding America West Michigan is a food bank that serves 40 of Michigan’s 83 counties. Its service area spans from the Indiana border north through the western half of the state and extends throughout the entire Upper Peninsula. This is the fifth year Copper Shores has funded mobile food pantries with Feeding America West Michigan.

Copper Shores has committed to bringing the mobile food pantry to Ontonagon throughout 2024, including April 3, May 1, June 5, August 7, September 4 and October 2. Find more food resources from Feeding America West Michigan and see a full schedule of regional mobile food pantries on their mobile food pantry schedule page, which is updated regularly at feedwm.org.

Copper Shores Community Health Foundation is passionate about making a difference when it comes to food in Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties. Copper Shores aims to improve access to locally grown and healthful foods within our community, and provide educational resources and tools to promote sustainable changes to eating and lifestyle habits for all. Learn more about Copper Shores’ efforts to support nutritional needs in the Copper Country at coppershores.org.

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