Food Bank Receives Donation Before High Christmas Demands

The Hoosier Hills Food Bank has seen an increase in demand over the last few months.

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.

Shameka Neely

Shameka Neely, a native of Nashville, Tennessee enthusiastically joined WTIU as Senior Reporter/ InFocus Producer in the news department. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational and Corporate Communication, with a minor in Marketing and Masters of Arts Degrees' in Administrative Dynamics and Communication all from Western Kentucky University. Shameka also holds a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from Indiana University.

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