Wright County Community Action was honored at the Minnesota Community Action Partnership Best and Promising Practice award ceremony last week in St. Paul for their Emergency Food Box Network, food security program. The program is a way for community organizations and businesses to help provide access to an emergency food resource. The Emergency Food Box is a 30 pound tote of food that is meant to sustain a family of four up to three days. In addition to food, clients have access to various resource information, including the hours and locations of their local food shelves, in order to meet their immediate needs. The Emergency Food Box host sites are spread throughout Wright County, which provides recipients a solution in close proximity at a business or organization where they feel comfortable.
The program was awarded the 2018 Best Promising Practice Award for its’ innovative approach to solving food insecurity and expanding outreach throughout Wright County. This program would not be possible without the support of our host site partners. Currently, the program has 17 community partners and are always seeking additional host sites. If your business or organization is interested in hosting an emergency food box, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact WCCA’s Community Engagement Specialist, Alivia Boddie, at 320-963-6500 ext 241.
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