MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The Salvation Army of Marquette County held a feeding America mobile food pantry on Thursday.
More than 15,000 pounds of food was delivered on Truck by Feeding America of West Michigan. It was donated by the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians and Kewadin Casinos.
Volunteers from the Noon Rotary Club and Boy Scout Troop 309 distributed the food to around 300 families. The mobile food pantry helps the Salvation Army reach more community members suffering from food insecurity.
“This really supplements a lot of the other programs we have, the monthly food pantry we have, the lunchtime feeding program. We have pantries and feeding programs in both Ishpeming and Marquette, so this is just another way to get food out to people who need it the most," said Doug Winters, Captain of the Salvation Army of Marquette.
The Salvation Army of Marquette County will hold additional Feeding America food pantries in March, April and May.