By Vilas News-Review, Posted on January 24, 2023

Manager Alice Krueger displays the plaque honoring Walkabout as a Friend of FORK. From now through February, shoppers can add donation amounts to their totals in order to benefit local children experiencing food insecurity. —Contributed Photo

From now through the end of February, Walkabout Paddle and Apparel in Eagle River is helping customers show their support for Feed Our Rural Kids (FORK).

“At the time of check out, our customers can select $1, $3 or $5 amounts to add to their totals as a simple way to donate,” explained Walkabout Manager Alice Krueger. “Or they can choose ‘other’ and select any dollar amount. In the end, it all goes to benefit the kids.”

FORK is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide nutritional support to children from food-insecure homes within the Northland Pines, Three Lakes and Phelps school districts.

Additionally, FORK supports the Family Food Helpline at 888-479-FORK (3675). The helpline is a partnership with the Vilas and Oneida County Departments of Social Services that provides area residents a go-to source for locally available food support service information during families unplanned instances of food insecurity.

“We appreciate the support of Jessica and David Eibner, owners of Walkabout Paddle and Apparel, along with all staff and every Walkabout customer who chooses to support FORK’s efforts to feed kids,” said FORK President Perry Pokrandt.

Walkabout, located at 622 East Wall St., is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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