Food Provided Free by Non-Profit Program in Oaks
OAKS PA – Anyone in need of food to feed their families can benefit from a coronavirus relief effort coordinated by the non-profit MontCo Anti-Hunger Network and the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety. Its next distribution of free food packages is scheduled for Thursday (June 11, 2020) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave.
The anti-hunger network was founded in 2013 to help area food pantries solve distribution problems, and currently operates under fiscal sponsorship offered by the TriCounty Community Network in Pottstown. It says its COVID-19 program seeks to help feed families of the furloughed or jobless, those with children missing school meals, and others vulnerable to the virus.
Weekly distributions so far are planned through early July. In addition to June 11, June 25 and July 2 dates scheduled in Oaks, the program also will appear June 18 for the same time periods at the Willow Grove Park mall in Willow Grove PA. Distributions at each site will be limited to 1,500 vehicles, and must end if supplies run out before 1 p.m.
All those needing food are welcome, the network said; they do not need to live in the county to participate. No personal identification or paperwork is required or will be requested.
Participants will receive two boxes. One includes mixed dairy items: two 32-ounce containers of long-life fresh milk, two 16-ounce containers of butter spread, and 5 pounds each of yogurt, sliced American cheese, and shredded mozzarella cheese. A second box of mixed produce includes three each of oranges, apples, onions, and cucumbers; four potatoes, two sweet potatoes, 3 pounds of blueberries, and 6 pounds of peaches.
Participants are asked to arrive in their vehicles at any site with their windows rolled up. They’ll then be directed to open their vehicle trunk and volunteers will place the boxes inside.
Photo from the Montgomery County Anti-Hunger Network