Those in the Evansville area will have the chance to support Tri-State Food Bank by donating non-perishable food items on Thursday, Sept. 17, and on Friday, Sept. 25.
Members of the community can donate food on both of the scheduled days from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. during two Drive-Through Food Drives hosted by Eastland Mall.
Food can be donated in the former Chili's parking lot located in front of Eastland Mall.
Those wishing to donate non-perishable food items are asked to load the donations into cardboard boxes or plastic bags, place them in the trunk of their car, and drive through the line. Volunteers will be ready to take donations out of the trunk and place them in collection bins.
The items Tri-State Food Bank currently needs most include:
- canned vegetables (such as green beans, corn, peas, or carrots)
- dry pasta
- pasta sauce
- canned soup
- peanut butter
- canned meat (such as tuna, beef, chicken, or salmon)
Tri-State Food Bank Executive Director Glenn Roberts says the impact of the food drives can be huge.
“Tri-State Food Bank is delighted to partner with our long-time friends at Eastland Mall for these unique food drives to help those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic," said Roberts. "The impact of any food drive is huge, because just one can of soup can prevent the heartbreak of a child going to bed hungry.”
More information and resources can be found on www.tristatefoodbank.org.