ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — After a year of planning and fundraising, the Food Connection's mobile meal program is making deliveries in Asheville.
The nonprofit handed out food Tuesday afternoon from its food truck at Verner Center for Early Learning.
Before launching the program, Food Connection would rescue unserved food from catering companies and restaurants and deliver it to agency partners around Asheville. Now, the mobile meals truck can deliver food directly to neighborhoods.
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"Through the pandemic, we realized how important it is to be able to connect meals directly to folks where they are," Food Connection executive director Marisha MacMorran said. "Sometimes, working families are working two or three jobs to make ends meet and still struggling to put food on the table. Mobile meals is our solution to that problem."
The mobile meals truck will visit the early learning center at least once a week to provide meals for families picking up their children.
Click here to learn more about the program.
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