Donations fill Community Harvest’s urgent need

Hundreds of loafs of bread were donated by Lewis Bakery to the Community Harvest Food Bank on June 18, 2015.
Community Harvest Food Bank revived 500 gallons of milk for the national event "Great American Milk Drive" on June 18, 2015.
Community Harvest Food Bank revived 500 gallons of milk for the national event “Great American Milk Drive” on June 18, 2015.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Community Harvest Food Bank received a special delivery Thursday morning of two staple food items everyone relies on: Bread and milk.

Resource Development Officer Steve Corona said a bread delivery from Lewis Bakery is the first the organization has had in a long time.

“[The bread] is going to go a long way to help people feed their families every day in Northeast Indiana,” Corona said. “It’s not only [for] us, but our 378 member agencies in the nine counties of Northeast Indiana that are counting on this bread.”

In addition to the 350,000 pounds of bread the food bank received from Lewis Bakery, Community Harvest Food Bank relies on milk donations from companies including Prairie Farms.

The milk company delivered 500 gallons of 2 percent milk to the food bank Thursday as part of a national event known as “The Great American Milk Drive.”

On average, the food bank gives away about 5,000 pounds of food every hour.

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