Helping the Hungry

By Corinne Rose

June 18, 2010 Updated Oct 9, 2007 at 7:08 PM EDT

(Fort Wayne, IN) -- Executives from major corporations were in town to brainstorm ways to help feed the hungry in our area.

Executives from Wal-Mart and Kroger met with leaders at Community Harvest Food Bank to find out what resources each organization can contribute toward hunger relief.

The goal is to get more -- and better -- food for clients, following the food pyramid as a guide for good nutrition.

And Community Harvest leaders say especially in this food-rich area, it shouldn't be that difficult to do.

Jane Avery/Community Harvest Food Bank: " You go 10 miles in any direction of this food bank and you're in a farm. And whether it's growing fruits and vegetables or it's cattle or poultry or something like that, why are we hungry? Why do we have hungry and malnourished Hoosiers?"

Part of the issue is making sure the people who come here for food, get proper nutrition, as well, not just boxed dinners.

So if you have a cow that needs to be put down, or would like to plant an extra acre of green beans or something, Community Harvest would love to take that tax-deductible donation.

You can call 447-3696 to talk to someone about it.

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