United Against Hunger food drive collects over 12,000 pounds of food

Volunteers at Salvation Army Goshen. Photo courtesy: Crossroads United Way Volunteers at Church Community Services in Elkhart. Photo courtesy: Crossroads United Way

ELKHART, Ind. – The United Against Hunger community-wide food drive raised 12,854 pounds of food and over $2,000 to support 12 pantries across Elkhart County.

On May 8, volunteers gathered at eight drive-through locations around the county to collect food for local pantries.

This is the second year Crossroads United Way has collected items for pantries, after seeing a greater need for support last spring because of negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We’re extremely grateful for the passion and generosity of all of the donors, volunteers, and our partners that made this drive a success. On behalf of hundreds of at-risk families, thank you,” said Jill Yoder, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator for Crossroads United Way.

The following food pantries participated in the food drive:

  • Bristol Food Pantry
  • Church Community Services
  • Faith Mission
  • Family Christian Development Center
  • Guidance Ministries
  • Middlebury Food Pantry
  • Open Door
  • Salvation Army of Elkhart
  • Salvation Army of Goshen
  • St. Johns
  • Suzanna’s Kitchen
  • The Window

Monetary donations can still be collected through May 17 by clicking here.

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