During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hayward Community Food Rack (HCFS) now operates a drive-thru food distribution. HCFS is located on 16216W Highway 63S in Hayward.
HCFS is open every Monday and the first Saturday every month from 9 am to noon. Residents of Sawyer County and all sections of Birchwood, Cable, Springbrook and Stone Lake are entitled to receive food from HCFS. A photo ID is required for each family that receives food. New clients will be asked to provide additional documents when they come next. These requirements will be provided at HCFS.
HCFS has distributed more than 116,000 pounds of food so far this year and more food will come every week. Although HCFS does not receive government funding, HCFS receives and distributes government commodities from the ICAA (Indianhead Community Action Agency).
The general program gives each eligible family around 50 pounds per person for the month, including canned goods, milk, bread, meat and products. In addition to food that is distributed through public programs, the HCFS Food 4 Kids program currently supplies weekly food bags to children attending LCO schools and St. Mission Schools. Francis.
Procedures have changed during this pandemic to protect clients and volunteers. Clients simply leave their vehicles to load groceries and choose other free items available in the loading area. Please be patient when we make these changes to keep everyone as safe as possible. At this time, many foods are packaged and then fresh products, milk, eggs, juices, frozen meat and some paper items are added to each order.
For more information on the Hayward Community Food Shelves, see the website at www.haywardfoodshelf.net or Facebook on the Hayward Community Food Shelf.