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United Way "Spring into Caring" food drive is underway

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INDIANA (WFIE) -

The United Way of Southwestern Indiana kicked off its second annual "Spring into Caring" Food Drive on Monday.

Families, companies, organizations and churches are encouraged to collect canned and other non-perishables throughout the week.

The food that is collected at the various locations will then be dropped off at the United Way's 4th Street office during their "Finale Friday" event.

The timing of this food drive is especially important because families often need extra help during the summer when kids are on vacation.

Many depend on free and reduced lunch or even breakfast at their kids' schools.

United Way President Carol Braden-Clarke says all you need to do is look at how quickly meals that were donated last summer were given to families.

At the 2013 food drive, the United Way collected 138,000 meals that they gave to their partner, Tri-State Food Bank.

Six weeks later, the food bank had given away all of the meals.

Fifth Third Bank tells us they will continue their food drive until May 3 to help with the additional need.

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