Brewster Food Bank hosts Second Harvest food truck


More than a dozen volunteers helped distributed boxes of food from the Second Harvest Mobile Market truck in the parking lot of Brewster High School last Friday, May 22. Mike Maltais/QCH

Mobile Market sign

BREWSTER – For the second time in as many months, the Brewster Food Bank hosted a visit by Second Harvest’s Mobile Market food delivery truck in the parking lot at Brewster High School last Friday, May 22.

When the Brewster pantry hosted the delivery truck during its first visit at BHS on April 13, food bank manager Neal McKee said he was going to try arrange a return visit to help meet the needs of the many area families in need of food supplies during the COVID-19 restrictions. By the time the Spokane-based vehicle opened its doors for distribution, a line of vehicles stretched up Seventh Avenue waiting for their turn through the parking lot.

The Mobile Market served from both sides of its van box equipped with three tip-up doors per side. To conform with current pandemic social distancing mandates, volunteers delivered the boxes of food to each vehicle either depositing the foodstuffs in the trunk or rear seat. The set-up allowed for fast and efficient distribution to vehicles that were directed along both side of the truck. More than a dozen helping hands worked the three-hour distribution shift from 11 a.m. through 1 p.m. and served about 250 customers.

The Brewster Food Bank at 301 S. Fourth St., is open every Thursday from 9-11:30 a.m.

 

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