The Indiana Attorney General is working with the Hoosier Hills Food Bank in its annual statewide food drive.
This is the fourth year for the statewide March Against Hunger food drive competition. Zoeller says the need is increasing and donations are not keeping up.
“We are teamed up to do what attorneys do best, which is serve the interests with others,” Zoeller says. “In order to meet demands, we need to double efforts and have a four week march.”
Typically the drive is just two weeks. Food Bamk Director Julio Alonso says he hopes the extension will bring more donations.
“The economic recession has taken a toll on emergency food assistance work,” Alonso says. “We’ve seen our output double in 5 years from 1.6 – 3.2 million pounds.”
Hoosier Hills Food Bank is one of 11 regional banks in Indiana partnering with the group, Feed Indiana’s Hungry to distribute food to needy, low-income families, children, and seniors.
This year’s march includes the “Attorney General’s Cup” which challenges law firms to donate and raise money. Winners in each four categories of large, medium, small/solo, amd nonprofit firms will receive the award.
“I’m going to put out our market today that we will exceed last year’s totals, and that’s a guarantee,” Zoeller says.
The competition begins March 1st and ends March 31st.