Mayor Winnecke discusses future of Feed Evansville program

Updated: May. 5, 2021 at 12:48 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Mayor Lloyd Winnecke held a news conference Wednesday along with Feed Evansville’s organizer.

Mayor Winnecke said at the height of the pandemic, they gave away 7,000 food boxes a week.

Organizers say over the next few months, Feed Evansville will be transitioning to a food security commission.

June 30 will be the last food box giveaway at Harke Pool. Through the summer, they’ll then go out to neighborhoods in the community.

”I don’t see this as an end, I see this as a new chapter and a new beginning,” Feed Evansville’s Lisa Vaughan said. “If I’ve learned anything from out wonderful mayor, it’s that a good leader plants seeds for trees that they’re not going to enjoy. And I’m taking Mayor Winnecke’s lead on that. And I feel like I’ve planted a lot of seeds this year. I’m excited to see them flourish and to see how they’re going to grow. So this is actually an exciting day.”

You can see the full news conference in the video below:

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