Feed Evansville distributes food boxes to struggling families

Feed Evansville distributes food boxes to struggling families

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Feed Evansville distributed food boxes at Hartke Pool on Thursday afternoon.

The community food share event was originally scheduled for Monday, but was postponed to Thursday this week.

Cars lined up for blocks for their chance to stock up on food for themselves and their families. Each one with their own story of why this event means so much.

“Well, when you live from check to check, food is kind of high, so you come here and get some of that free good and take it home to give to the family to eat," said one man who stopped by to pick up food.

A box of food can go a long way for many of these families. That’s why people like Leonilla Lacy made sure the people she cares about are taken care of - especially the ones who aren’t able to make it out to pick up their food.

“A lot of times when they give away, I come out here to get boxes for the people who can’t come, some of the older people, some people are working, so I give them the opportunity to get it," said Lacey.

However, no matter what your story is, sometimes we can all use a helping hand, and that is what Feed Evansville is all about.

“This is great," said Lacey. “You know, when I look inside those boxes and see what they’re giving away, it’s a blessing. I mean, you know, to be able to feed the community, it’s just great."

Starting next week, the food box distribution will return to its normal scheduled date and time on Mondays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

These distributions will continue until October 26.

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