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Tri-State Food Bank Prepares For Back To School

The food bank has is expecting an increase in the need for food as families prepare to return to school.

Posted: Jul 24, 2020 3:45 PM

The Coronavirus Pandemic created a need for food as people were out of work and organizations like Tri-state food bank expect that need to increase with the return to school next month.

"We're seeing a temporary lull right now in visits to our agencies. We think that's all going to change in August. I've been communicating with other food banks across the country especially in the midwest and they are experiencing the same thing. We're working hard to purchase more food, food prices are still high for us so we need help in covering those extra costs for food but we're also of course increasing our mobile food distributions, senior meal boxes to senior citizens," said Tri-state Food Bank Executive Director Glenn Roberts.

With school set to resume next month, Tri-state food bank is preparing for more people to be in need of items.

"We do provide our backpack program of course, we've aways done that and we just anticipate that the need is going to increase as school opens and we are bracing ourselves for that, we are ordering more food. We're happy to work with feed Evansville who's done heroic work, this summer in filling in the gaps, we're happy to work with them, we've actually donated a full truckload of food to them. Over 44 thousand pounds and so we are working with partners and we are dedicated to getting the job done," said Roberts.

And if you would like to make a donation to the Tri-state food bank you can visit their new location at 2504 lynch road, or, you can visit their website to schedule a donation.

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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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