Eau Claire (WQOW)- Expect to see more pop-up pantries this summer, as Feed My People is expanding its program.
Suzanne Becker, the assistant director at Feed My People said they decided to expand the program from last year so they could better serve the community.
Becker said the pop-ups won’t begin until the end of July, but she said they’re expecting to have lots of fresh produce because it’s harvest season.
"We’ll have great fruits and vegetables, we’ll have anything you can think of that is grown around here. Last year several times we had watermelons, that was really fun and you know, potatoes, beans all those different kinds of things," Becker said.
Becker said around 50 families usually show up at the pop up pantries, and she said they always promote the pop ups on their website.
Another way Feed My People is reaching families is with its "Weekend Kids Meal Program."
Becker said during the school year they were able to give around 2,000 bags every Friday to families for their child, but during the summer it’s much harder to get those food bags to them, so they’re giving them out in public areas.
"If your child goes to summer school, they’ll be distributed there. Also, this Saturday will be the first time we’re distributing them this year at the farmers market by the token table, " said Becker.