ELKHART, Ind. Despite the heavy snow and bad road conditions, Elkhart residents are helping those in need. Our reporting partners at the Elkhart Truth held their fifth annual winter food drive Saturday.
Food donations will be distributed to children and students throughout Elkhart Community Schools. The goal is to provide children with non-perishable foods in the colder months and to tie them over during their school break.
"We have up to 75 percent poverty," said Melodie Halvorsen, executive assistant at the Elkhart Truth. "What we collect will help some, it won't help all. We're just trying to do our part. The people, the family that owns the Elkhart Truth loves to give back to the community and this is one way we try to do it."
Organizers for Saturday's food drive collected items that were easy for kids to prepare.