GREEN BAY (NBC 26) -- The coronavirus pandemic has created a growing need for food and meal programs in Northeast Wisconsin.
In Green Bay, leaders of three organizations say their numbers have doubled or even tripled in recent weeks.
“We’re doing the very best that we can to make sure all of our services remain intact," NEW Community Shelter development director Kris Olson said.
So far, local organizations have responded in ways to continue services.
At the NEW Community Shelter, dinner is served every evening from 5-6 p.m. Anybody can come and get a to-go box during that time.
The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay has also continued its meal programs. Anybody in need of meals can drive up and get them from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Salvation Army also offers a community pantry program where individuals or families can receive grocery items. Participants in that program must provide a photo ID, proof of household composition and proof of Brown County address.
Paul's Pantry is also continuing to serve the community. Families in need should bring a picture ID and proof of household income to sign up.
Leaders at Paul's Pantry said the support from the community has been incredible during this pandemic.
“This is a very generous community, we’re receiving lots of donations," Craig Robbins said. "When the safer at home order is lifted, that doesn’t mean that the need goes away.”
If you are in need or help or wanting to give, you can contact each organization at the links above.