Countywide drive-thru food drive planned for Elkhart County

first_img Twitter Countywide drive-thru food drive planned for Elkhart County By 95.3 MNC – May 15, 2020 0 331 Twitter Pinterest (Photo supplied/Community Foundation of Elkhart County & United Way of Elkhart and LaGrange Counties) Residents can help local food pantries by dropping off food on May 16.The United Against Hunger Drive-Thru Food Drive is being held at a time when many local pantries are seeing increased demand due to the coronavirus pandemic.  To help meet this need, Elkhart County nonprofit leaders came together to envision a county-wide approach coordinated by United Way of Elkhart & LaGrange Counties, the Community Foundation of Elkhart County, and the twelve pantries that will receive the donations.The event is May 16 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., when eight drive-thru donation sites in Elkhart County will collect nonperishable food items to benefit twelve local pantries.In addition to the drive-thru donation sites, financial donations are being accepted now through May 16 on United Way of Elkhart County’s website at //unitedwayec.org/covid-19.The most in-demand items for local pantries include peanut butter, plastic jars of spaghetti sauce, pasta noodles, soup, cereal, macaroni & cheese, crackers, canned fruit, and hamburger/tuna helper.Eight drive-thru locations collecting donations on Saturday May 16 from 9 a.m. to 12p.m. are:Bristol Food Pantry – 101 W. Vistula St., BristolChurch Community Services – 907 Oakland Ave., ElkhartFaith Mission – 801 Benham Ave., ElkhartMiddlebury Food Pantry – 13307 CR 13, MiddleburyNorthWood High School (collection site for Family Christian Development Center & Open Door) – 2101 N. Main St., NappaneeSalvation Army of Elkhart (also collecting for Guidance Ministries, St. Johns, & Suzanna’s Kitchen) – 300 N. Main St., ElkhartSalvation Army of Goshen – 1013 N. Main St., GoshenThe Window – 223 S. Main St., GoshenThe drive is being sponsored by the COVID-19 Community Response Fund, a partnership between United Way of Elkhart & LaGrange Counties and the Community Foundation of Elkhart County. CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Google+ Pinterest Facebook Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleHoosier Lottery office to reopen for prize pickup in MishawakaNext articleLogansport Tyson plant reopens with new precautions to prevent COVID-19 spread 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. Google+last_img

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