LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Saturday marked the first day of a food drive with the goal of providing 150,000 meals by the end of the year.
Food Finders Food Bank kicked off the Drive Away Hunger food drive with a news conference, followed by a mobile food pantry in honor of Make a Difference Day. Food Finders Executive Director Katy Bunder said they need nonperishable food items.
She said this is the time of year when the need grows.
"It's the time when people have to start paying heating bills," Bunder said. "That means the cash they might have spent on food is going to go toward utility bills. We need to help them fill that gap."
Drive Away Hunger ends December 2. You can drop off your donations at several locations around the community, including Food Finders.
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