High Gas Isn't Stopping Good Deeds

By Emily Dwire
By Rachel Martin

June 8, 2013 Updated Jun 8, 2013 at 6:43 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) – High gas prices aren't stopping a local not-for profit organization from bagging up and delivering sack lunches to the hungry.

Every Tuesday and Thursday, more than 30 volunteers with The Franciscan Center take time out of their day to prepare hundreds of sack lunches, which include sandwiches, chips, and granola bars that are all donated by Fort Wayne businesses.

On Saturdays, the volunteers deliver those lunches to hungry families throughout the community.

Program manager Carol Clark says even though gas sits around $4.22 per gallon, not a single one of her volunteers has complained because they enjoy giving back to the community.

"These are very dedicated volunteers that come in here once a month to deliver sack lunches around the inner city. It affects them a lot,” she said. “They love what they do. They get to know these people and become friends with them."

This week the group delivered 950 lunches. Clark says she's confident that number will jump up to at least 1,500 throughout the year.

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