Feed Evansville community food share held at Hartke Pool

Feed Evansville community food share held at Hartke Pool
Published: Dec. 15, 2022 at 5:36 AM CST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Organizers with Feed Evansville hosted a community food share event from on Thursday.

Over 400 cars could be seen in the distance, all the way back to the Lloyd Expressway before boxes were loaded into people’s vehicles at noon. Food boxes included cans of corn, green beans and peas, as well as a box of stuffing, chicken broth, bread and squash.

Feed Evansville Chair Lisa Vaughan says it was hard for her to see how many people struggle with food insecurity in the area.

“The cars are wrapped around all the way past where Roberts Stadium used to be out – Boeke Road and down Boeke Road – that means we’ll probably have to turn away another 200 cars,” said Vaughan. “And it breaks my heart that I’ll have to turn this many people away today because that many people possibly could go without eating.”

Vaughan says Feed Evansville picked up another $10,000 worth of nonperishable items from a wholesale supplier to ensure everyone that came to the event could leave with something.

“Eating is an essential part of everybody’s life and no one should have to be hungry in our great city,” said Vaughan.

Vaughan says the best way to help Feed Evansville is to donate nonperishable items to their nonprofit and other surrounding food banks.

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