Community Harvest gets $30,990
The Indiana State Department of Agriculture has distributed 30,990 for Fort Wayne’s Community Harvest Food Bank.
Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch announced the grants, which are from the 2017 biennial budget, Monday.
In Indiana, 1 in 7 residents is food insecure, and 280,000 children don’t know where their next meal is coming from, according to Indiana’s association of food banks, Feeding Indiana’s Hungry.
Other grant recipients are Dare to Care, Food Bank of Northern Indiana, Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc., FreeStore, Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc., Hoosier Hills Food Bank, Inc., Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central IN Inc., Terre Haute Catholic Food Bank, Inc., and Tri-State Food Bank, Inc.
According to Emily Weikert Bryant, executive director of FIsH, the money will help Indiana’s food banks purchase crucial items, including fluid milk, produce, and shelf-stable food. It will help about 1,800 agencies in 92 countries the 11 food banks serve.