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Wausau food pantry accommodates more people due to coronavirusSubmitted: 04/09/2020
Dan Hagen
Dan Hagen
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Wausau food pantry accommodates more people due to coronavirus
WAUSAU - A long line of cars forms in the mornings at The Neighbor's Place in Wausau.

Executive Director Donna Ambrose says this is because some people are desperate to get some food during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Neighbor's Place has switched to a drive through service.

This has forced the food pantry to set up a new system to make sure people get the food they need.

"This is where they are staging the groceries in the carts so they can quickly and easily wheel them outside and set them on the tables," said Ambrose.

There is no requirement for past income at The Neighbor's Place. 

All they need to know is how much you're making right now.

Ambrose said she wants more people in need to learn about The Neighbor's Place.

"We're hoping that people who've never been here before, that need that help, will definitely reach out and drive up and get groceries they need for their household," said Ambrose.

The Neighbor's Place prefers monetary donations right now.

This is so they don't have to deal with disinfecting food.

If you'd like to donate, go to Neighbor's Place dot org.




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