Hundreds Wait In Line At Food Bank

By Eric Dutkiewicz

August 25, 2012 Updated Oct 30, 2013 at 5:44 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Hundreds of people, many carrying plastic bins, waited Saturday morning to get food from the Community Harvest Food Bank.

The line is a stark reminder of the toll the economy is having on area families.

Volunteers who help at the food bank say the crowd has slowly crept this level over time, and it is a good reminder of how many people are in need in Northeast Indiana.

Community Harvest works with social service organizations, churches and individuals who donate food to help feed over 21,000 people a week.

Community Harvest is always looking for donations. Contact the food bank at 447-3696 for more information.




What are your thoughts CLICK HERE to leave us a "QUESTION OF THE DAY” comment.

Want to be in the know for the next weather event, the next school closing or the next big breaking news story?

TextCaster alerts from 21Alive.com are your defining source for instant information delivered right to your cell phone and email. It's free, easy and instant. Sign-Up Now!

Powered by Summit City Chevrolet



© Copyright 2014, A Granite Broadcasting Station. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.