LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A local food bank is asking for your help so they can get back on the road.
Food Finders Food Bank had to spend $11,000 to repair one of their refrigeration trucks. The 26-foot box truck delivers frozen meat and vegetables to food pantries in 16 counties. Operations Manager Jack Warner said being down a truck puts stress the rest of the fleet. It also slows the delivery schedule.
Warner said the repair bill put a large dent in Food Finders' budget.
"We need a little bit of help and extra support. spring is usually down a little bit for giving and stuff," said Warner. "So, we're in a situation where we meet all of our bills. That's what we do. We run a budget and unfortunately this thing put over our budget a little bit."
Warner said this truck is essential to the bank's success.
"It also has a liftgate on it. That's also critical for us because we have to get the product off the truck. a lot of the agencies that we go to don't have power equipment to do that. You know, forklifts and things like that," said Warner.
Food Finders distributed more than nine-million pounds of food in 2017 To donate to the cause, click here.