Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the River Rouge School District and Michigan-based nonprofit Forgotten Harvest have provided thousands of meals to area residents.

Tarence Wheeler, director of corporate and community affairs for the school district, said the weekly event is stocked with 30,000 pounds of food, which translates to around 12,000 meals. He said this “mobile food pantry” has given out over 100,000 meals since starting in February.

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