Tribe Announces Emergency Food Box Giveaway

Provided by the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe
Tribe Announces Emergency Food Box Giveaway
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AKWESASNE – The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is pleased to announce an Emergency Food Distribution will be held on Saturday, Onerahtókha/April 29, 2023 to help Akwesasne families. Working together for the health and wellbeing of the community, Tribal Staff along with other gracious volunteers will be distributing food items from 10:00 a.m. until supplies last, along Margaret Terrance Memorial Way.

In an effort to keep the line safe and organized, community members are asked to travel to Margaret Terrance Memorial Way by utilizing the entrance to McGee Road off Route 37, near Bears Den.  McGee Road will be one-way traffic for the duration of the event and to enter Margaret Terrance Memorial Way for the Emergency Food Distribution, community members must use this traffic pattern. Generation Park will be closed for the duration of the event.

The food giveaway will entail several stations positioned throughout Margaret Terrance Memorial Way where Tribal Staff and volunteers will place food supplies in the trunks of waiting vehicles. As boxes will be unavailable, individuals are asked to place bins or other containers in their trunks, as well as adhere to the following requirements:

  • Food giveaway is for Akwesasne residents only;
  • Tribal ID, MCA Band Card or Red Card is required as registration;
  • All traffic must use the McGee Road entrance;
  • Please leave vehicle trunk open throughout the line;
  • Must remain in vehicle; and
  • Must respect social distancing and your patience is appreciated.

Food items include, Ham, bacon, ground beef, chicken, sausage, Glazier hot dogs, lunch meat, bread, milk, egg beaters, butter, oatmeal, and other non-perishable items.

This Emergency Food Distribution is made possible through the Tribal and FEMA partnership. A special Niawenko:wa/Thank you very much to the SRMT Office of the Family Advocate, Social Services Division, Community and Family Services Division, Tribal Police Department, Finance, Executive Director’s Office, Office of Emergency Management and Safety, and other Tribal Staff and volunteers for making this food distribution possible.

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