EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- An area food bank is teaming up with other local organizations to help bring food to seniors in the area.
In partnership with the Aging and Disability Center of Eau Claire County and Meals on Wheels, Feed My People Food Bank is distributing emergency food boxes to 450 local seniors struggling with hunger.
Volunteer drivers picked up the food Tuesday and will deliver it later in the week.
Suzanne Becker with Feed My People Food Bank say seniors are particularly vulnerable to food insecurity. "Especially during the winter season, this cold and snow...they have unique circumstances where often they can’t get out to get help, to get to the good bank pantries, so we partnered with Meals on Wheels to provide emergency food boxes for them,” Becker told us Tuesday.
Feed My People Food Bank is a food distribution center that gives away more than 6 million pounds of food annually.