Farm to Families Program Food Distribution in various Ho-Chunk Nation locations

By Ardith Van Riper

     Farm to Families Food Box Program began May 29 thanks in part to the Farm to Families Program, the Hunger Task Force, and the Ho-Chunk Nation.  The Ho-Chunk Nation Community Health Team organized Nation workers and volunteers distributing foods to families.

     A limited number of boxes filled with fresh and nutritious foods are available to Ho-Chunk Nation families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The program is based on a first-come, first-served basis.

     Pick up locations include Black River Falls, Tomah, Wisconsin Dells, Wittenberg, Green Bay, La Crosse, Madison, Nekoosa, Milwaukee, Chicago, and Minneapolis.

     Social distancing is mandatory at all locations.  Employees and volunteers request participants to remain in their vehicles and avoid direct contact.  Workers encourage pick-up participants to wear face masks when staying in a car isn’t practical.

     Pick up begins every Friday at 10:00 AM at most locations, and the organizers hope this continues through June of 2020.