Community Harvest Food Bank Celebrates 30 Years of Service

By Rachel Martin
By Emily Dwire

March 10, 2013 Updated Mar 10, 2013 at 12:42 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) – The Northeast Indiana Community Harvest Food Bank is celebrating 30 years of service in the community.

Community Harvest Food Bank hosted a gala Saturday evening to celebrate its Pearl Anniversary. The gala was pearl-themed, so many people wore pearl accessories, and half-shell oysters were a featured food.

Mayor Tom Henry was in attendance, along with other political leaders, and 21-alive's Melissa Long.

Executive Director Jane Avery says events like this help keep the organization moving forward.

“Most of us non-profits, it's these kinds of events that help us fund the day to day operations that keep us going. Every week we assist in one way or another 21,100 unduplicated people, and again that's in a week, so it takes a lot to make that happen. So we count on the generosity of our friends coming out and helping us,” she said.

The gala had a live and silent auction. Organization leaders hope to raise at least $100,000 at this year’s gala.

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