Press Release: Free Food Giveaway Coming to the DECC

For more information, contact:
DECC Interim Executive Director, Roger Reinert at or 218-623-1201



Free Food Giveaway Coming to the DECC


Duluth, MN (February 24, 2021) – The parking lot of the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) will be busy on Thursday, February 25th, as a Free Food Giveaway will begin at 11:30 AM and continue while supplies last. There will be two large truckloads delivered carrying thirty-pound boxes of fresh food. The boxes of food are free of charge, on a first-come-first-served basis, and are available to anyone who would like them.

The event is being put on by the Duluth Building & Construction Trades Council, Northeast Area Labor Council, and United Food & Commercial Workers Local 1189, in partnership with the Saint Paul Regional Labor Federation.

Craig Olson, President of the Duluth Building & Construction Trades Council, said “We’re excited about this event. It’s a chance to provide food for our neighbors and their families. We’re hoping for a great turnout so we can clear the trucks and get this food into homes.”

“This is a great community event where everyone is welcome,” said Roger Reinert, Interim Executive Director at the DECC. “Many thanks to our Duluth-area organized labor friends who have partnered to provide food for anyone in the community and surrounding region. We are thankful we have the space to provide a safe area for pick up.”

More information regarding the event can be found at


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The Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center (DECC) is a publicly-owned multi-use facility located on the beautiful shores of Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota. The DECC offers 800,000 square feet of indoor space and is open for public gatherings and events of up to 250 people. The DECC is actively working with State leaders to develop flexible maximum capacity guidelines based on maximum seating, entries, exits, bathrooms, and HVAC/air filtration capacity.