Food distribution provides help for families in Winona

255 packages distributed during the event

WINONA, Minn. (WKBT) – Some local organizations are teaming up to help those in need in our area.

A free food drop was Friday morning in Winona.

The 255 packages of food including produce, dairy and meat were distributed during event.

The ‘Farmers to Families’ Food Boxes area part of the USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.

The help is important for many in our area.

“Families really are struggling right now with job loss and with the issues that the economy is facing. It’s really hard for families to provide sometimes. So gettitng the food out to people in need feels really good. It’s also really important for farmers who have lost so much of their commercial business through restaurants,” said Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore executive director Amanda Hedlund.

Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties and Winona Volunteer Services partnered for the event.