Feeding American Delivers More Than 30,000 Pounds of Food to Sault Ste. Marie

(9and10news.com) – Last week, Feeding America delivered 24,000 pounds of food to give away in Sault Ste. Marie and ran out of food before serving all those who attended.

On Thursday, Feeding America came through with an extra 12,000 pounds of food that was sorted, boxed and given to those who lined up at the Big Bear Arena.

“We are just thankful that we are able to get people who are willing to risk that to come out, because last week we had 10 people and today we have about 25 trying to pack these boxes,” third-year volunteer Jennifer Labonte said. “We just have to be very careful.”

685 households served on Thursday.

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Jim Lehocky

Jim Lehocky

Jim Lehocky joined the EUP News team back in 2015 as a meteorologist. In 2010, he married Elena Rasaiah in Sault Ste Marie and in 2011, he and his son, Mitchell, moved to the Soo to reside. Jim continues to live in the Soo while covering breaking news, sports and providing special feature stories across the Eastern U.P. for 9&10 News. He is a licensed drone pilot. In his spare time, he likes to check out the freighters passing through the area with Mitchell and Elena. He frequently takes dramatic drone and ground video of freighters for the Sault Area Convention & Visitors Bureau where his videos can be seen at https://www.facebook.com/ilovethesoo/ or his son, Mitchell's page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/351979908224549/

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