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November 25, 2020

December Mobile Food Pantry Schedule

Events scheduled for Hancock, Baraga and Ontonagon

Mobile Food Pantry at FinnUThe December Mobile Food Pantry schedule is set with events scheduled for the first three Thursdays of the month, including events in Hancock, Baraga and Ontonagon. 

  • Thursday, December 3, 2 p.m. at Finlandia University’s Chapel of St. Mathew (601 Quincy Street; Hancock, MI 49930)
  • Thursday, December 10, 4 p.m. at Baraga Area Schools (210 Lyons Street; Baraga, MI 49908)
  • Thursday, December 17, Noon at Ontonagon Village Fire Hall (315 River Street; Ontonagon, MI 49953)

The mobile food pantries are funded by Portage Health Foundation in partnership with Feeding America West Michigan, Ontonagon Area Schools, Baraga Area Schools and Finlandia University.

Each mobile food pantry will provide a variety of foods to approximately 300 families. For these distributions, attendees will not have to show identification or proof of income to receive food. Although there will be no ID or income verification, each person/household must state that they meet the qualifications to receive food assistance. Food will be provided in a drive-through format. Each event will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

COVID-19 Community Recovery Fund

These events are being funded by Portage Health Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Recovery Fund. This is a restricted fund maintained for the purpose of mobilizing resources for the citizens of Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties. All monies contributed to this restricted fund will be used locally for the distribution of health/humanitarian relief. The events are the 13th, 14th and 15th food pantries of 15 total slated to come to the Copper Country by year's end.

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