Community Harvest Food Bank Receives 53' Semi From Walmart Foundation (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

By Emma Koch


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July 22, 2013 Updated Jul 23, 2013 at 9:45 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- The Community Harvest Food Bank has received a grant from the Walmart Foundation allowing it to purchase a 53-foot refrigerated semi-trailer and tractor.

Mayor Tom Henry joined Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana Executive Director, Jane Avery, and John Wolf, Market Manager with Walmart in northeast Indiana to announce the grant award.

The $75,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation allowed Community Harvest Food Bank to purchase a gleaming 18-wheeler that will quadruple its ability to move fresh produce and food to hungry families in northeast Indiana.

"This one truck will help us collect and deliver food far more efficiently," said Jane Avery, executive director. "Our old box truck could handle only 12 pallets of food, but the new refrigerated truck has the capacity to move 52 pallets."

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