A local copper country business has donated over 200 pounds of food to the BHK Keweenaw Community Action Agency in honor of world hunger day, last month. To help fill the area’s food access needs, Pettibone of Baraga, asked their employees to collect non perishable food each day during May to donate to a local food access organization. BHK helps fight food insecurity through the non-profit’s monthly food pantry program, and their senior food box outreach.
The organization estimates that close to 1,000 local families use their programs throughout Baraga, Houghton and Keweenaw counties, each month. BHK has additionally changed the food pantry’s operations, so that the program will be open once a month. Rather than once a quarter. Additionally the program will operate in five locations; Ahmeek, Laurium, Houghton, lL’Anse and Baraga. BHK supplies 35 pound food boxes, which contain items such as frozen meat, cheese, and non perishables. BHK includes that qualifying for food assistance is a simple process. Those interested in learning more about the BHK Keweenaw Community Action Agency food assistance programs, or are interested in finding out if they qualify for food assistance; contact the community action agency at 906 482 5528