Local food pantries are getting an extra boost in supplies thanks to churches coming together and packing up almost 8,000 boxes of food Saturday morning.
Through a partnership of churches including Granger Community College, South Gate Church, and Waypoint Church, volunteers loaded groceries to deliver to food pantries in the area.
An estimated 3,000 people, among them Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, gathered at locations to distribute to the goods.
One of the organizers of the Food Drop says getting everyone involved helps make more of an impact.
“We could bring fork lifts out but that’d be too easy. We want them to be able to touch and have their hand print. If you notice, the boxes are individualized, colored and have words of encouragement. This is how we do what we do,” said LeRoy King.
King says January and February are tough months for pantries because they see a big drop in donations, so the event comes at a great time.