Onerahtohkó:wa/May 2, 2022
AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is pleased to announce that another Emergency Food Distribution will be held for Akwesasne families on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. Working together for the health and wellbeing of the community, approximately 50 volunteers comprised of Tribal Staff and community members will distribute food items from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. (or while supplies last) at the former-IGA Building located at 850 State Route 37.
Because we ran short at our last distribution, we are prepared to help as many as 1,000 Akwesasne households. Please come early.
The food giveaway will entail nearly one dozen stations positioned throughout the former-IGA parking lot where volunteers will place food supplies in the trunks of waiting vehicles. There will be no boxes or bags, so individuals are asked to make space in your trunks and to place bins or other containers for volunteers to place items into. Please also adhere to the following requirements:
- Food giveaway for Akwesasne residents only;
- Bring tribal membership card or other form of identification;
- All traffic must use the main entrance at traffic light;
- Do not block fire department entrance;
- Remain in vehicle at all times; and
- Your patience is appreciated.
Food items that families will receive include: water, potatoes, corn, green beans, diced tomatoes, chicken noodle soup, tomato soup, fruit cocktail, chicken thighs, hamburger, beef hot dogs, spaghetti sauce, mac-n-cheese, tuna fish, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, macaroni, angel hair pasta, rice, sugar, flour, and quick oats. Along with perishable and non-perishable food items; families will receive sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizer, PPEs, and COVID-19 Home Test Kits.
A special Niawenko:wa/Thank you very much to Newton Lafrance Cyclone Logistics and the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort for helping with the delivery of goods; as well as the 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.