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Feed Evansville's Mobile Program's Impact in the Community

After going around to several neighborhoods and helping many residents throughout the pandemic, Chair of Feed Evansville, Lisa Vaughn, said the program will soon come to a halt.

Posted: Aug 4, 2021 9:14 PM
Updated: Aug 5, 2021 7:53 AM

Feed Evansville continues to make their way across town as part of their Community Food Share Program and many residents like, Crystal Jones, are still taking part in it.

"I think it makes it easier on people that can't get to one specific location," said Jones.

Wednesday they stopped by the Howell General Baptist Church to give away 250 boxes of food to families in the area.

The program was created to help those without transportation and with fear of contracting the virus in public spaces.

"There are a lot of people that were scared, there are a lot of people that were worried," said Jones. "Being able to do this and being out in the open, I think that that helped a lot of people to actually come out and come in to pick up the food, instead of having to go in different places and one specific location."

After going around to several neighborhoods and helping many residents throughout the pandemic, Chair of Feed Evansville, Lisa Vaughn, said the program will soon come to a halt.

"We're coming to an end because things with the reason why we started have shifted. We are not at this government shutdown, we're not at a worldwide pandemic state, we are at a caution state." said Vaughn.

Vaughn says the organization provided around 7 thousand boxes a week at the peak of demand back in December but now that number has lowered to 200 a week.

As the service comes to a halt, people are thankful for their efforts over the past months .

"I think it's super beneficial, you know, especially for people like my parents. They're starting to come out now, you know, my mom is starting to go to the grocery store now." said Jones.

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