Truck breakdown cancels AMCAB deliveries

The AMCAB food delivery scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday to more than 400 families will not happen.

A truck breakdown in Iron Mountain Tuesday prevented the food delivery to Marquette and Alger Counties.

Officials say as soon as they got the news they got the word out.

“I know that a lot of people still made a trip out to the sites this morning and I feel really bad and we really apologize about that,” AMCAB Director Lori-Stephens Brown said.  “If anybody is in need of food before the next delivery they can visit their local pantry and there is TEFAP (Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program) Food at these pantries, just sign that you are under a certain income and pick up a box which is very close to what they would be getting in their commodity box.”

The government shutdown prevented a food delivery for AMCAB earlier this month.  The next food delivery is scheduled for November 14 and 15.

AMCAB officials ask that you donate money or non–perishable food items to your local food bank to cover the food shortage.