WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - Marathon County’s largest food bank, The Neighbors' Place, has provided food for over 500 new families since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March. As that number continues to grow, fundraisers like the Empty Bowls 2020 event are more important than ever.
Despite the pandemic in full swing in Wisconsin, Marathon County continues to give back to others. Recently the community donated more than 7,000 pounds of food through United Way’s annual ‘Together We Can’ food drive.
WAUSAU – People don't often think about food insecurity until it hits home. For many individuals and families in Marathon County the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impact on the state and country has forced them to reach out for assistance.
WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - The Marathon County Hunger Coalition, in partnership with The Neighbors' Place, DC Everest-Wausau Blessings in a Backpack and USDA will be handing out free boxes of food to anyone - first come, first served, with no income requirements on Friday.
The early days of the coronavirus pandemic in Wisconsin were hectic for food banks. In the same way that grocery stores were seeing shortages of toilet paper, flour and other commodities, food banks were seeing disruptions to their own supply lines.
WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -With the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are struggling and in need of a helping hand to get through the rough times. In effect, that means opportunities to help people out has increased and changed.