MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft Co. Feeding America Mobile Food Truck will visit Manistique on Wednesday, November 28th from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The food truck has been sponsored by local businesses NAPA and Petique. The location for pick up is Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital, 7870W US Highway 2, Manistique, MI. Anyone residing in Schoolcraft County with an emergency food need may participate. If you are picking up a box for another family, please bring a signed note with their address and permission to issue the box to you. USDA slips that need to be signed for personal boxes and boxes being picked up for others will be provided on location.
WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING EMPTY CARDBOARD BOXES IN NOVEMBER OR DECEMBER. The distribution is set up drive-through style. ALL CARS MUST ENTER ON SOUTHTOWN DRIVE – FOLLOW SIGNS. All vehicles will be directed to SMH EXITS after pick up. The next truck has been scheduled for December 14th.
Residents may also have a box of food delivered to their door, by calling Schoolcraft County Public Transit at 341-2111. Residents are eligible to book their deliveries 2.5 weeks prior to the scheduled Mobile Food Truck Date. The cost for delivery is $1 per box for a delivery to housing complexes and $2 per box to a residential homes.
The December 14th Food Truck is sponsored locally by several groups including Manistique Lion’s Club, Kiwanis, Rotary, The Masons & Meg and Jody Wnuk.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Sara Giles, Marketing Director at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital 906-341-3293. Feeding America is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. They feed 46 million people at risk of hunger, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors. In 2016, Feeding America West Michigan provided 24 million meals across 40 Michigan counties which equates to an estimated 492,100 people each year. Locally, the 20,000 lbs trucks help feed 400 households in Schoolcraft County monthly.
If you, or your business is interested in sponsoring a food truck, please contact Sara Giles, SMH Marketing Director at 906-341-3293. For more information about food assistance services in Schoolcraft County, contact Good Neighbor Services at 341- 3927.