Blizzard Packs are Blazing the Way for Uninterrupted Meals

We've partnered with Meals on Wheels in three counties to ensure weather never impacts food availability for those relying on its meal service.

Greta is one of many seniors served by this program. With no family living locally, she relies on her daily delivery. When receiving a Blizzard Pack, she experienced immediate relief. She was so grateful to have the additional food for her shelves.

According to Meals on Wheels America, half of seniors living alone lack the financial resources to pay for basic needs. Many rely on the daily hot meal that this program provides. However, weather in Wisconsin means there are days when delivery is impossible. That's why last month Feed My People packed nearly 600 Blizzard Packs through our partnership with the Meals on Wheels programs in Eau Claire, Chippewa, and Dunn Counties.

These food bags, which volunteer drivers delivered, included single serving, balanced items to ensure seniors always have food in their cupboards. "Many of our older friends struggle with limited budgets and no transportation, "shared Tami Syverson, the program coordinator at Feed My People. "Providing a supplementary food bag means they have food in their house no matter what the weather. The bags put a smile on their face."

This article is from Feed My People's spring 2022 newsletter. Read the full issue here

Blizzard Packs are Blazing the Way for Uninterrupted Meals