MACOG gives back to Elkhart County, through the Interurban Trolley

SOUTH BEND, Ind.- More than 400 items have been donated since the start of the ‘Can-Do’ food drive.

The Michiana Area Council of Governments, with help of riders of the Interurban Trolley, is helping bring meals to homes in our neighborhoods.

The executive director of MACOG, James Turnwald says for 12 years they have been interested in serving the community.

“We view ourselves as a community asset and we want to make sure that we’re giving back during this time where there are families in need.”

Turnwald explains that people who ride the interurban trolley can participate in brightening up someone else’s holiday.

All they have to do is take the trolley and bring a non-perishable food item. They then get to use that item like currency, which will end up being like a free ride.

The food drive started last week and it’s set to last two weeks. So far Turnwald says they have over 400 items donated.

The food drive has been going on for the past 12 years. The last few years they have been serving The Window in Goshen and Faith Mission in Elkhart hoping to bring holiday joy to those in need.

“It’s a great time of year to be able to give back,” says Turnwald. “We want to be good neighbors and so we do our best to as much or as little as possible to take an opportunity to give back.”

Crews with MACOG already made a trip to Elkhart and Goshen on Tuesday. On Wednesday they will be dropping off more donations.

The food drive will end on December 16th.

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