Second Harvest mobilizes 142k pounds of food for flood relief

By KBJR News 1

Second Harvest mobilizes 142k pounds of food for flood relief

July 3, 2012 Updated Jul 3, 2012 at 2:59 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- The Second Harvest Northern Lake Food Bank has mobilized 142,000 pounds of food and non-food items for flood disaster reliefs.

The Food Bank's northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin region jumped into action and mobilized supplies and food for residents that were affected by the flood.

The food bank wants people to know that it currently has boxes of food and supplies available for anyone affected by disaster.

There is no income requirement; if people are in need, the food bank will be able to provide help.

Ever since flooding impacted the Northland, Second Harvest has required ongoing staff coordination and handling and transportation.

On Monday, Second Harvest supplied 92 boxes of food to participants of Superior Salvation Army because their building had been flooded and there was no place to conduct the distribution.

“We realize that there are a lot of people out there who have been affected and may not be inclined to visit a food shelf for assistance,” Shaye Moris, the food bank's executive director said. “We want to ensure everyone has access to the food during this difficult time and we encourage them to contact us for assistance. There’s no income qualification to receive our assistance.”

Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank will continue to provide disaster relief assistance as long as those affected require it.