Evansville business, organization hand out free food Monday to those in need

Evansville business, organization hand out free food Monday to those in need

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A local business and organization teamed up to serve those in need on Monday.

Flourish Plant-Based Eatery and the local volunteer group, Food Not Bombs, prepped food for people in need.

”I saw that there were some people struggling to get food for the holidays, and I just figured that had to be something that could be done to help,” Brandie Scott, the owner of Flourish Plant-Based Eatery said.

With the food sponsored by Food Not Bombs, they provided plant-based options for anyone who showed up and plan to do more in the community.

”Another goal of Food Not Bombs is to go out on the ground and talk to grocery stores and other places that have food they’re going to throw out in the dumpster at the end of the night that it still good,” Kris Evans, a Food Not Bombs volunteer said.

They prepared and distributed 35 bowls of chili and 44 sandwiches.

Scott says helping her community is all apart of her business’ model especially as the pandemic continues.

”As a business, it’s just kind of built into our business model. We want to give back to the planet, the animals and to the people,” shared Scott. “This is just a really great way of doing that we think. But also it’s on a personal level for my husband and myself. We just, we’ve been in situations in which we needed help in the past and we would love it if someone would do something like this for us in those times. So I just think it’s important to give back if you have the ability to.”

Food Not Bombs tells us they’re anticipating having an event like this every month.

To stay up to date, you can go to their Facebook page here.

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