500 Area Families Receive Free Food Through Distribution Program


(Le Mars) — 500 families were able to receive a box of free food during a food distribution program held Tuesday. Due to the delay of the semi truck hauling the free food items, some people waited up to five hours. The program held at the Le Mars Convention Center, is a U-S-D-A sponsored event due to the COVID-19 virus. Coordinators Adri Riesch and Patrick Visscher
talk about the program.

Once started, the distribution of the free food had worked well with the food was able to be given to everyone that had showed up for the food. Patrick Visscher says it worked out perfect.

Riesch says she only heard positive comments from the people who waited for the truck to arrive.

Reisch and Visscher were appreciative of all the volunteers that assisted with the food distribution program, including the services of the Le Mars Police Department.

Both Riesch and Visscher also wanted to express their appreciation to Ryan Campbell who had a Bobcat skid loader equipped with a forklift attachment and was able to pull the pallets of food off the semi truck.