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