The Hayward Community Food Shelf (HCFS) continues to distribute food during the coronavirus emergency, food shelf officials have announced.

“If you need food assistance, please come,” said Barb Schweig, HCFS chairperson.

Located at 16216W Highway 63 South in Hayward, the food shelf is open every Monday and the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon.

Residents of Sawyer County and all parts of Birchwood, Cable, Springbrook and Stone Lake are eligible to receive food from HCFS. A photo ID is required for each family receiving food. New clients must provide additional documents the next time they come. Those requirements will be explained at the food shelf.

Already in March, the HCFS has distributed more than 30,000 pounds of food to families, Schweig said. Each family receives approximately 45 pounds of food per person for the month, including canned goods, bakery, meat and produce.

“The procedures have changed during this pandemic to protect clients and volunteers,” Schweig said. “Please be patient as we work through these changes to keep everyone as safe as possible. HCFS has food and wants to give it to those in need.”

For more information, visit the website at or the HCFS Facebook page.

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