TCF Center becomes distribution hub for Food Rescue US

Gwen Kaufmann - Tuesday, July 28, 2020    

Photo: TCF Center

According to Food Rescue US, an estimated one in seven people are struggling with food insecurity in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help to relieve the struggle, TCF Center has become a distribution centre, helping to allocate 270,000 pounds of meat, fresh produce and packaged foods throughout the month of June. "We set up the docks to comply with regular commercial, federal and local food safety guidelines", said Claude Molinari, general manager of TCF Center. "The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) worked with Food Rescue US and provided oversight throughout the contract period, conducting audits to ensure food safety plans are followed. We made sure all of their needs were met to do so". Each Friday, the Detroit chapter of the Food Rescue US volunteer network works alongside TCF Center employees on the venue's loading docks to collect tons of food from local restaurants, grocers and other food providers. They then organise the donations for local nonprofit agencies and churches to pick up and redistribute to hungry people in the Southeast Michigan area. (kf)


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