Last Minute Funding Saves Food Share Program

After receiving private donations, Vaughan says they're able to make one more stop.

Posted: Sep 1, 2021 9:52 PM
Updated: Sep 2, 2021 7:17 AM

On Wednesday Feed Evansville planned to make their final stop in the Pleasant Ridge neighborhood, but that's no longer the case.

On Monday Lisa Vaughan, Feed Evansville Chair, told 44News the program was coming to a halt due to lack of funding and the pandemic slowly winding down.

After receiving private donations, Vaughan says they're able to make one more stop.

"We've had a couple private donors come forth with some donations of in-kind canned goods and some monetary donations," said Vaughan. "On September 15th, we'll be able to go out into one more neighborhood and provide a small bag of food for everybody in that particular neighborhood."

The news of the mobile program possibly ending is upsetting to some like Daniel Morgan, who say's he relies on services like this.

"It shouldn't be the end you know because you still have to eat." said Morgan. 

The good news of them receiving donations to help continue funding the program come just in time for the month of September, a month dedicated to bring awareness to food insecurity in the Tri-State.

"It is action hunger month, together we will Feed Evansville, together we can lower the food insecurity rate." said Vaughan.

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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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