Henderson Christian Community Outreach Hosts First-Ever Mobile Food Distribution

Wednesday Morning, The Henderson Christian Community Outreach added another program to their agenda to help fight food insecurity.

Posted: Mar 3, 2021 12:07 PM
Updated: Mar 4, 2021 10:25 AM

Wednesday, cars lined up for miles for the first mobile food distribution hosted by the Henderson Christian Community Outreach.

"This is just an extra program where we're able to provide families with a week's worth of groceries for free and take that little bit of a burden off of them," Says HCCO Housing Director, Kelsi Dunham

Various volunteers, Henderson firefighters, and Henderson Police bundled up Wednesday morning to hand out over 550 USDA food boxes to families in need.

"This is my 10th year of director, and 2020 was a year our agency has never seen," Says Mary Dunham, Director of HCCO

As we are one year into this pandemic, food insecurity in Kentucky is increasing by the minute.

Dunham tells 44News, "In 2019, we spent $129,000 on keep food, utilities, rent, medication, emergency gas, and in 2020 we spent $283,000 for our clients"

Henderson Christian community outreach shared exciting news, that will help expand their ability to help with food insecurity in and around Henderson county.

Mary Dunham says, "After 35 years, we'll have our very own home, beautiful building. We'll be able to do more classes, more social work, more everything."

After covid pushed their original date back a whole year, The Henderson Christian Community Outreach is excited to finally break ground on their new building. In 2019, they were gifted a plot of land and have worked with multiple companies that have donated work to their new building.

The program, along with other city officials will break ground on April 2nd.

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It was another chilly start across the Tri-State; while we only dipped as low as 43° in Evansville, many others across the Tri-State fell into the upper 30s earlier this morning. The cool air didn't linger long however, temperatures quickly reached back into the mid 70s across the region this afternoon - higher pressure camped out over the southeastern quarter of the country will continue to keep the skies above the Tri-State clear while gradually driving temperatures higher over the next few days. Despite our anticipated southerly winds this evening, you may still want to grab a jacket before your head out to dinner; after seeing a temperature near 64° around dinnertime, we'll fall off toward the mid to upper 50s by 10 o'clock. Overnight lows will again dwindle into the mid to low 40s for the majority of the Ohio Valley early Tuesday morning.
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