Feed Evansville to extend food distribution through the end of 2020

Updated: Nov. 9, 2020 at 8:44 AM CST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Feed Evansville is continuing to provide free boxes of food.

Event organizers have received word from the USDA they will be able to extend the program through December 31.

However, the amount of boxes they receive will vary from week to week, and there may be a limit on how much food will be distributed out on a weekly basis based on the supply they are given.

Organizer Lisa Vaughan says these last weeks are a great opportunity to help educate the people they help on how to get assistance in other ways.

“It’s important over the next six weeks that we work on recovery work to help people know where they can get more sustainable long term food relief, how they can budget, do different things,” Vaughan said. “Get them basically just educated and informed about different programming.”

Vaughan says there will be volunteers on hand each week to provide information for families to reach out to food pantries and other helpful organizations for assistance.

Feed Evansville will continue to distribute those food boxes every Monday at Hartke Pool. Each box will include fresh produce, dairy products, fluid milk and meat products.

The next food distribution event is scheduled for Monday, November 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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