Food distribution planned for Thursday to help those impacted by derecho

Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 4:04 PM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - Food and supplies will be given to those in need on Thursday after the area was hit hard by a derecho last week.

The Wellspring Interfaith Social Services says it has extended its food bank hours from 2 to 6 p.m. on June 23 for those who were impacted by the storm and/or families struggling amid inflation. They say food, hygiene items, pet food and more will be available to all as supplies last.

Wellspring is located at 1316 Broadway in downtown Fort Wayne and anyone visiting the food bank on Thursday must enter from Broadway. They say there will be two lanes of traffic for this drive-thru distribution event, and no identification is needed to participate.

“The pandemic brought Wellspring to the forefront of food insecurity in Fort Wayne with a 103% increase in food-insecure clients served from 2020 to 2021, and then an additional 143% increase from 2021 to 2022. Over 46,500 were served these two years combined and 123 tons of food were distributed. As a result, Wellspring has since become the sixth-largest food pantry of 112 food pantries in Allen County,” the organization’s release says.

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