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Hoosier Hills Food Bank Looking For Site For Mobile Distribution

Last updated on Monday, July 16, 2012

(BEDFORD) - The Hoosier Hills Food Bank in Bloomington, which provides a monthly food distribution to low-income households in Lawrence County is looking for a new location.

It has outgrown the Wilson Park shelter house, where it has been for the past few years. Casey Steury, director of programs for the Hoosier Hills Food Bank in Bloomington, says about 150 families are served each month in Bedford and Wilson Park lacked sufficient parking as more and more people are visiting the mobile site.

Steury is looking for an indoor location for food distribution and adequate parking for the food bank truck and about 150 clients and their vehicles. It should also be handicapped accessible and have convenient access for low-income and disabled people.

The next mobile food pantry visit in Bedford is July 24 and Steury hopes to have a new location by then. More than 5,000 pounds of food are distributed each month to local families.

A second mobile pantry visits Mitchell, also serving about 150 households each month.

Hoosier Hills Food Bank first launched the mobile pantry in Lawrence County in 2008. Originally, the pantry gave away pre-assembled bags of food.

Visitors to the food bank do not have to apply for assistance.

Hoosier Hills Food Bank distributes food in Bedford from 5-7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

The mobile pantry visits the Mitchell American Legion on the fourth Thursday from 5-7 p.m.

To offer or suggest space to accommodate the program, contact Casey Steury, Hoosier Hills Food Bank director of programs, at 812-334-8374 or usda@hhfoodbank.org.

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