The Hoosier Hills Food Bank serves about 25,800 people each year, and they have seen an influx over the past few months.
Deliveries like the 2,400 loaves of bread from Aunt Millie’s Bakeries are a welcome sight to the manager Jake Bruner.
“It kind of gives us that push that we need, especially given the time of year,” Bruner says. “We have seen an influx of activity in our warehouse recently. We count on some of those end of the year donations coming through because that helps us stock our shelves and get the food pantries in here to get what they need.”
Some of the donated items have a short shelf life and can be time sensitive. Bruner says they could use more donations of canned protein such as tuna and beans and non-perishable items.