Feed Evansville Hopeful for More Resources, Donations Heading Into 2021

Feed Evansville is hopeful to secure a new supply of food heading into 2021 in order to continue providing assistance to area residents in need.

Posted: Dec 30, 2020 5:09 PM
Updated: Dec 31, 2020 9:14 AM

When it comes to food assistance, Feed Evansville says their program is waiting on Washington.

The group has been handing out thousands of food boxes on a weekly basis through the USDA's Farmers to Families Food Box program - but right now, that program is pending under the recently passed relief bill, and waiting on coordination between farmers and distributors before Feed Evansville can secure a new supply.

In the meantime, co-chair Lisa Vaughan says they are working to put together at least one giveaway next month.

"We have raised enough money locally from private donors to provide at least a week or two of boxes to the thousand cars that come through the Hartke Pool line every Monday," said Vaughan.

A date for that handout has not been set at this time.

Feed Evansville is also partnering with 25 local businesses through its “Shop Local, Give Local” campaign, where perishable items will be collected through donations from willing members of the community who stop in to shop at their favorite local store.

The "Shop Local, Give Local," campaign will run from Jan. 1 through Jan. 11 at the following participating Tri-State businesses:

  • The Refinery of Newburgh
  • Flutter Newburgh
  • Jennings Street Public House
  • Legacy Elite
  • Tillman Eyecare
  • Sweet Emotions
  • Lamasco Bar and Grill
  • Penny Lane
  • Leroys Tavern
  • Harmony Eyecare
  • Cambridge Golf Course
  • Myriad Brewing Company
  • Diamond Galleria
  • River City Coffee + Goods
  • Kemper CPA
  • Opie and Eleanor's
  • Kasey Gray-State Farm Insurance Agent
  • Caring Friends Daycare
  • PLE fashion
  • Walther's Golf & Fun

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