Big Donation Expected to Move Quickly

By Chris Darby

December 3, 2012 Updated Dec 3, 2012 at 8:09 PM EDT

Fort Wayne, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) – The Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana is celebrating a big donation, but reminding people the need is high.

Aunt Millie's Bakery in Fort Wayne donated 2,400 loaves of fresh bread to the Food Bank on Monday. It's part of a bigger donation that includes 600 loaves going to the Associated Churches Food Bank on Tuesday.

The bread will move from Community Harvest's warehouse to the pantry at the food bank for people in need. Food bank officials say the bread will be gone by the end of the week, proving the need is high.

Community Harvest Executive Director Jane Avery says donations are needed in all seasons, but compared to December 2011, there is a 7% increase in the amount of people coming through the door, looking for a meal.

The food also goes to hundreds of groups around Northeast Indiana that help the hungry.

Non-perishable food is the top need at the food bank, but food bank officials also say they need food that is low on sugar and low on sodium because the average age of recipients is also on the rise.

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