The Hoosier Hills Food Bank is trying to recover from the loss of two of its food transport trucks. Thieves took the catalytic converters from the vehicles over the Labor Day Weekend.
Hoosier Hills Development Director Jake Bruner says the food bank has no way of pickup up food from local grocery stores and suppliers. He says they are already several thousand pounds behind.
“The fact that we are pretty much at a standstill until we get these trucks fixed and the fact that we can’t pick up food and the fact that we’re being hit with these costs and deductibles is really disparaging to the food bank right now,” he says.
Bruner says the trucks should be fixed by next week. He says thieves target catalytic converters for their relatively high street value. The exhaust parts contain small but valuable deposits of platinum.