Wausau, WI- The Marathon County Hunger Coalition, an initiative of United Way of Marathon County, purchased a new truck with help from the Community Foundation of Northcentral Wisconsin.
As the pandemic continues, and food insecurities are ever present in our community, a new and larger truck was purchased to allow food deliveries to continue across the county.
The new truck is a 16-foot box truck with 11-foot ceiling. It is an upgrade from the previous 10-year-old, high-mileage truck, with lowered maintenance costs. It is used 5 days a week, picking up produce and donations from food vendors. Along with the increased space, the truck is more reliable and is used for large delivers of food to schools, pantries, assisted living facilities and community locations.
Support was provided by The Dream Fund and the Holtz Krause Community Fund of the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin.
For more information on the Marathon County Hunger Coalition, please contact Ben Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.