Over 15,000 pounds of food distributed

ISHPEMING — Feeding America brought the mobile food pantry to Ishpeming earlier today with over 15,000 pounds of food.

Fruit, vegetables, dairy, and other food items filled up bags of an estimated three hundred families from the area. The Ishpeming VFW is now taking over as the new location with the pantry being set up in the parking lot between their building and Brogie’s Tavern.

“We’re not just a veterans organization, we’re a community organization,” said Ishpeming VFW Post Commander Daniel Verville, “we have to do so much for the community and we’re glad to do it. We’re doing everything we can to keep Feeding America in Ishpeming.”

Verville added that the mobile food pantry will continue to return to this location once a month for the proceeding future.

Volunteers are always welcome, and can call the Ishpeming VFW at 906-486-4856.

For more information about upcoming mobile food pantries available in your area, click here.

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Caleb Scanlon
Caleb M. Scanlon is a reporter for ABC 10 / CW 5 and joined the news team in 2015. He grew up in Negaunee, where he attended Negaunee High School. Caleb completed his Bachelor's degree in Media Production and New Technologies from Northern Michigan University with a minor in Communication Studies. Caleb interned with ABC 10 / CW 5 in the fall of 2014. During his free time, Caleb enjoys spending time with his wife Samantha, his kids Fred and Lucy, and his cats Scotty, Remus, and Fitzgerald. Caleb plays a multitude of musical instruments and performs in a band called Concord Through Keys. When there isn't snow on the ground, Caleb can often be found at Al-Quaal playing disc golf.