As the coronavirus forces the shutdown of some businesses and jobs are lost, some communities like River Rouge are being hit hard. “(We have) probably fed over 100,000 families during the COVID season,” said Tarence Wheeler, River Rouge School District. “Poverty has no zip code.”

“We’ve partnered with Forgotten Harvest and every Wednesday we’re here at Ann Visger Elementary School at 11121 W. Jefferson,” he said. “Over 30,000 pounds of food equivalent to 12,000 meals. We are trying to feed them for the entire week and then they come back the next Wednesday.”

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