Day of Caring

Posted on Tuesday, September 01, 2015

On Saturday, August 29th, DWD employees and their families spent the morning volunteering at the Community Harvest Food Bank.  DWD was able to participate in the Saturday Helping Hands Food Distribution. 

Each Saturday morning Community Harvest operates a food distribution line to hand out perishables such as bakery, dairy and fresh fruits and vegetables.  During a typical distribution the Organization helps 700 heads of households representing 1,000 people in line.  During the busy holiday season, the number increases to 1,200 heads of households representing 2,000 people in line. 

Volunteers participating on Saturdays distribute food to families as they move through the food line, stock the shelves of the Community Cupboard, sort food, pack salvage boxes and pack bags for SeniorPak and Kids BackPack. 

The mission of Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Inc. is to alleviate hunger through the full use of donated food and other resources and to increase public awareness of and involvement in its mission.  In an average week, over 200,000 pounds of food is distributed through the Organization’s nine county service area.  That is enough food to feed 21,100 people six meals.  Community Harvest also operates seven direct service programs grouped into three key initiatives – Child Hunger, Feeding Seniors and Healthy Families. 

Please visit Community Harvest’s website if you are interested in volunteering. 

Posted by: Carrie Minnich, CPA

Posted in Mission Minded Nonprofits

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