With the rising costs of food at the grocery store, here's a great way to make sure that there's enough food on the table. The Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) is bringing their Free Produce Events back to the Northland for another summer.

The events were well received last year during the pandemic so they're back by popular demand.  They're being offered through a partnership with St. Louis County and Capital City Fruit all summer long on Thursdays.

Similar to how they were run last year, the events will still be in a drive-through fashion and contactless.

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There are some changes, though this summer.  AEOA will only plans to distribute the free produce boxes in St. Louis County, utilizing locations in Hermantown, Hibbing, and Virginia.  In addition, the agency will be collecting self-reported data - things like household size, female head of household, race, ethnicity, and income.  Also, there will be a limit of three families per vehicle.

Here are the dates and times for the Free Produce Events organized by the Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency, listed by location:

Hermantown - at the Arrowhead Transit Building, 4995 Miller Trunk Highway

Events start at 12:30 PM on each of the following dates:

  • May 19
  • June 2
  • June 23
  • July 21
  • August 18

Hibbing - at the AEOA Building, 2900 East Beltline

Events start at 1:00 PM on each of the following dates:

  • May 26
  • June 16
  • June 30
  • July 14
  • July 28
  • August 11
  • August 25

Virginia - at the AEOA Building, 702 3rd Avenue South

Events start at 12:30 PM on each of the following dates:

  • May 26
  • June 16
  • June 30
  • July 14
  • July 28
  • August 11
  • August 25

Each family will receive a 14-pound box that contains a mix of potatoes, onions, apples, oranges, carrots, celery, sweet potatoes, lettuce, and peppers.  All produce during the events run by the Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency will be distributed on a first come, first served basis - while supplies last.

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