Care packages passed out in Racine to hundreds of residents impacted by the pandemic

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RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) — On Wednesday, July 28, Racine County employees, along with Giving to the Nation and Feeding America, passed out care packages to Racine County residents who’ve been hardest hit by the pandemic. 

Cars lined up, filling a large parking lot just off of Green Bay Rd. and Spring St. to get their hands on essentials. 

“Look at the line of cars. I mean, the response speaks for itself,” said Ken Carre a retired resident of Racine. 

Carre got a ride from a friend, Roy Butler, who is also retired. Butler was most looking forward to picking up toothpaste and canned goods. 

Wednesdays event was the third of its kind in Racine. 

Jonathan Delagrave, the Racine county executive said they were prepared to hand out between 500 and 600 care packages, but they would make sure everyone who showed up received one. 

“We have enough for everybody. We won’t stop,” said Delagrave. 

Care packages were filled with household items from food to toiletries. 

“COVID 19 hit our community hard and especially those who are vulnerable were hit pretty hard,” said Delagrave. “That also means we have a lot of work to do in the community. We hope to do this every year but we also hope the line gets shorter and shorter every year.”

The event went from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Vaccines were also offered to people who needed one, and they had information on hand for people in need of more assistance. 

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