Statement issued by Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana:
(Fort Wayne, IN) Families struggling in northeast Indiana received welcome support today when a check for $3,200 was presented to Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana from Indiana Farm Bureau. The monetary donation was as a result of money collected in conjunction with the 91st Indiana Farm Bureau State Convention held this week at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in downtown Fort Wayne.
"Thank you Indiana Farm Bureau for your remarkable timing," said Jane Avery, Community Harvest Executive Director. "We have seen a 60% increase in need over the last two years. However, we have also seen an increase in the number of generous individuals, corporations, and organizations like Indiana Farm Bureau who want to help. Indiana Farm Bureau is a strong supporter of all Indiana Food Banks and we are so grateful for their commitment."
About Community Harvest
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the alleviation of hunger through the full use of donated food and other resources. As the largest food bank in northeast Indiana, it collects and distributes over 11 million pounds of donated, surplus food annually through a network of human service member agencies. These agencies offer assistance to hungry people, acting as a safety net to ensure that everyone receives their daily bread with dignity. Community Harvest Food Bank also seeks to increase public awareness and involvement in solutions to area hunger. www.chfb.org
About Indiana Farm Bureau
Indiana Farm Bureau is dedicated to promoting agriculture and improving the quality of life of members. The purpose of Indiana Farm Bureau is to be an effective advocate for farmers and through its policies and programs, promote agriculture and improve the economic and social welfare of member families. www.infarmbureau.org