Britt Area Food Bank

posted on Thursday, June 27, 2019

"Summer months are hard with kids out of school and families trying to make their pay checks stretch as far as possible," said Bill Friedow of the Britt Area Food Bank. “These pork loins are going to provide meals that many families in our community might otherwise have gone without.”

Britt Area Food Bank

If you've been to Britt you've more than likely visited the Hobo Museum, but the true gem in town is right around the corner tucked in behind the post office. The Britt Area Food Bank provides low-income individuals and families in the area with food and helpful household items they might not otherwise be able to afford.

"We used to be located in the bank and then the hospital," explained Bill. "We've been evolving over the years but have finally found our home here and it works out really well for the families we serve."

Full freezer

Whether someone is in between jobs, going through and emergency or just struggling to get by, the food bank is there to help.

“A lot of times people think, ‘Oh, that would never be me’, but then they unexpectedly lose their job, have a medical emergency or fall on hard times,” explained Bill. “We’re here to lend a helping hand and lift them up.”

Britt signage Frozen pork loins

This was our second stop of the day in Britt. After filling the freezers at the Hancock Co. Learning Center, we loaded 8 cases of pork loins into the freezers at the Britt Area Food Bank. In total, Haul Out Hunger provided the community of Britt with 156 pork loins—enough to provide 2,808 servings of pork.

Henry’s Heroes care packages were also delivered with supplies like diapers, wipes, formula, personal hygiene products, medicine and other helpful items for families with young children.

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“When families are already struggling to put food on the table essential items for their young children are nearly impossible to afford,” said Bill. “These packages are such a welcomed gift because we hardly ever get these supplies donated and, like meat, they’re very expensive to buy.”