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Second Harvest tailgate planned for Friday

Staff Report

Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana will provide food for families in need at a tailgate distribution from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the Dallas L. Winchester Senior Center (Living Well in Wabash County), 239 Bond St, according to a press release.

Participants must enter the drive-through line from the Hill Street entrance of the city park. The distribution is while supplies last, and there is a limit of three families per vehicle.

This Second Harvest tailgate is a collaborative effort between Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana, The Community Foundation of Wabash County and Living Well in Wabash County. Tailgates are not possible without the help of dedicated volunteers.

To learn how you can help, contact Ryan Wagner at 260-563-4475.

“September is Hunger Action Month, the perfect time to take part in the journey alongside our neighbors away from hunger and towards long-term stability,” stated the release.

No tailgate distributions will take place when wind-chill is reported to be below 0 degrees or the heat index is reported to be 100 degrees

The items received at a tailgate event are meant to be supplemental items only. They are not meant to be complete meals. Fresh fruits and vegetables are often provided.

Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana is the region’s largest hunger-relief charity.

“Our mission is ‘Help for Today. Hope for Tomorrow.’ Our goal is to feed East Central Indiana’s most vulnerable residents through a region-wide network of member agencies and programs and to engage our region in the fight to end hunger. Each year, the Second Harvest Food Bank network provides food assistance to more than 70,000 low-income people facing hunger in Blackford, Delaware, Grant, Henry, Jay, Madison, Randolph and Wabash counties, including almost 21,000 children and 15,178 seniors,” stated the release.

To learn more visit www.curehunger.org.