Eau Claire (WQOW)- Thousands of pounds of apples are headed to help people in need.
We reported Friday the Leffel Roots Apple Orchard needed help picking apples for Feed My People Food Bank, and were hoping to collect 1,600 pounds.
Over the weekend they were able to more than triple that number.
Wednesday, the organization picked up 5,400 pounds, that’s more than 2 1/2 tons, of apples from the orchard.
Feed My People Food Bank Assistant Director Suzanne Becker said these apples will help out many people.
“There’s nothing better than fresh apples, they’re healthy, they’re delicious and to get them right off the tree, right out of the orchard there’s nothing better,” Becker said. “We will be able to offer these right away to our food pantries, our meal sites and we’re going to put them in our weekend kids meal bags, so there’s going to be a lot of kids with smiles on their faces when they open up there bags this weekend.”
Becker said she believes these apples will be a big hit, and will be gone by the end of the week.