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Food box distribution for second week Friday


February 18, 2021

Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

Esther Reese, with the Wrangell Cooperative Association, packs up the food boxes her organization and the Salvation Army provided to families last Friday. The WCA received 50 boxes of food to donate last week, she said, with 50 more expected this week, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farmers to Families food box program.

The Wrangell Cooperative Association, Wrangell's tribal organization, and the Salvation Army collaborated last Friday to hand out 50 food boxes to people in need, with a second distribution planned for this Friday.

Esther Reese, WCA tribal administrator, said her organization signed up with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to participate in their Farmers to Families Food Box program.

It's a nationwide effort to support farmers and families, with the federal government buying the food from farmers and distributing it to families hit by the economic pain of the pandemic. More than 132 milli...

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