EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The Evansville Rescue Mission held its 99th annual food box giveaway.
The Gobbler Gathering was held Tuesday at the Old National Events Plaza.
The Mission distributed 1,500 food boxes, each weighing 75 pounds.
All of the food was donated by churches, school groups, civic organizations, foundations, and individuals from our local community.
The boxes included all the fixings for a Thanksgiving meal, or approximately enough food to feed a family of four for up to three days.
The Evansville Rescue Mission, in its 103rd year of continuous operations, is comprised of the Men’s Residence Center, Camp Reveal, the Youth Care Center, the Centennial Ministry Center, the Donation and Distribution Center, and the ERM Thrift Store.
Annually, the Evansville Rescue Mission provides nearly 300,000 meals and provides close to 55,000 nightly bed spaces.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the ERM is providing approximately 1,000 Grab ‘n Go meals each week for local individuals and families in need.
“It has hit everybody a little bit differently but for sure the people we serve we are seeing an increasing number as well as to still provide daily meals for people. We’ve switched to grab and go meal service where people can just drive up and grab their meals to go, and we are doing that at about 1,000 meals per week,” stated Kyle Gorman, director of development.
The Evansville Rescue Mission is led by an independent Board of Directors, and daily operations are managed by Tracy L. Gorman, President / CEO. Donations during the holidays can be made online at www.EvansvilleRescueMission.org; or by texting GOBBLER to 313131.