This morning’s Courier notes that cupboards are almost bare in several area food pantries. As of June 30, the Tri-State Food Bank has received 41% fewer commodities from the USDA, at the same time that donations from the food industry have also declined. Unfortunately, local donations are also down by 9% this year. When food pantries purchase food items, they, too are impacted by rising food prices. And demand for their services – from those who are hungry – has increased.
How can we help? Donate. Listed below are local food pantries and places you can donate to. Donations can either be monetary or shelf stable food items.
- Tri-State Food Bank - they accept online donations as well as money or food items.
- Emergency Food Pantry System
- St. Vincent de Paul - Food donations can be dropped off at the Food Pantry located at 809 N. Lafayette Ave., Evansville, And cash donations can be dropped off or mailed to same address.
- Evansville Christian Life Center - online donations are available, as well as money or food items. They can be dropped off at 509 S. Kentucky Avenue in Evansville.
I am posting this now to help get information out. If you know of collection sites to help food banks or pantries, let me know so I can include them on updates.
Please share this with your friends, your church groups, your business networks, and other organizations you think could help us help one another during a long, hot, dry summer.