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Singles to ‘Mingle for Hunger’

Statement issued Thursday:

Fort Wayne, IN (September 1, 2011) – September is Hunger Action Month and Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana is hosting its first-ever “Singles Mingle for Hunger”; a fun volunteer event meant to bring together singles in northeast Indiana looking to meet other singles who want to make a difference in the lives of their hungry neighbors.

The evening will feature a brief, fun, and informative tour of Community Harvest followed by a volunteer project which will entail sorting food products and afterwards time to mingle with new friends and refreshments. All participants will receive a goodie bag full of free gifts and our eternal gratitude!

Community Harvest is sponsoring its first ever “Singles Mingle for Hunger” in attempt to creatively reach out to new audiences in an effort to raise awareness of the fight against hunger in northeast Indiana and to attract new volunteers. “This is a great way for single folks to meet new, like-minded single people and do something truly meaningful,” said Jane Avery, Community Harvest Food Bank executive director. "We promise it will be fun and you will go home with a goodie bag full of free gifts, the satisfaction of knowing you did something important, and the bonus is a bunch of brand new friends!”

What: Community Harvest “Singles Mingle for Hunger”

Who: All Area Singles

When: Thursday, September 15th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Where: 999 E. Tillman Road, Fort Wayne

Why: To sort food, learn about the fight against hunger in northeast Indiana, free gifts, and to meet new like-minded people

RSVP: 260/447-3696 X 311, or cljohnson@feedingamerica.org

Note: Attire causal. Please no open toed shoes.

About Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Inc.: Community Harvest Food Bank is the largest hunger relief organization in northeast Indiana, annually distributing nearly 10 million pounds of food. Community Harvest collects wholesome surplus food and grocery products donated by the food industry – products that might otherwise go to a landfill – and other donors and utilizes it for hunger relief. The food is distributed by nearly 470 churches and human service agencies in its member agency net-work, serving 21,200 unduplicated clients per week throughout its nine northeast Indiana county service area. These agencies include food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, rehabilitation centers, and youth and senior citizen programs. Community Harvest Food Bank is a member of Feeding America and Feeding Indiana’s Hungry (FIsH). For more information, visit www.chfb.org.

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