Door County residents will be able to take advantage of the Farmers to Food Box events one final time this week. The United States Department of Agriculture is ending the program nationwide as it looks to the next stage of handling the needs brought on by the pandemic. Events at the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Station and the Door County Fairgrounds will start at 4 p.m. on Friday and at the Washington Island Fire Department a little bit later that day at 4:30 p.m. With assistance from the Door County Food Pantry Coalition, the Door County Fire Chiefs Association, and Feed America, the program has distributed thousands of boxes to families in need. United Way of Door County Executive Director Amy Kohnle is thankful for the volunteers that showed up to help make sure local residents got what they needed.
Until the USDA develops another program, Kohnle reminds residents that they can visit any of the nine members of the Door County Food Pantry Coalition to donate or pick up items when they are in need.