Feed Evansville Hosts Picnic for Volunteers

Feed Evansville hosted a picnic Sunday afternoon as a way to thank their volunteers for over a year of hard work.

Posted: Jul 25, 2021 7:27 PM
Updated: Jul 26, 2021 7:57 AM

Feed Evansville hosted a picnic at the C.K. Newsome Center on Sunday afternoon.

The picnic was to thank the over 800 people who have volunteered for Feed Evansville since its creation in March of 2020.

The organization was formed at the start of the pandemic and has been giving out food to those in need every day since.

On Sunday, Feed Evansville organizers showed their appreciation by hosting the picnic and giving food, drinks, and good times to volunteers.

"It truly takes a village to come together and make movement and change in your community. Remember, food security is something that is a situation within our town but it's something we can tackle and we can make good on and we can do it together. So let's come out together and feed Evansville," said Lisa Vaughan, Chair of Feed Evansville.

Vaughan told 44News around 100 volunteers were expected at the picnic.

While Feed Evansville was created to provide food relief to those in need during the pandemic, it will soon be folding in to the new Food Security Commission created by the Mayor and Deputy Mayor.

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