Midwest Food Bank sends supplies to flood victims

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (October 11, 2015)-- Volunteers with the Midwest Food Bank will deliver supplies to families in need in South Carolina Sunday.

The food bank got the call from The Salvation Army on Tuesday. Two semis filled with $120,000 worth food and water, as well as a team of first responders, will head down at 1:00 p.m.

“The situation in South Carolina is very desperate,” said executive director John Whitaker. “We anticipate that we’ll be doing disaster relief for months to come, not quite as large as Katrina, but certainly very impactful in peoples’ lives,” he said.

The food bank is accepting donations, but Whitaker said it can do more with monetary donations.

 

“We can buy a case of food that someone can buy a can with a dollar. We actually give more on your behalf than you can if you bring donated goods in,” he said, “This is a great moment for us to show who we are in Indiana.”

For more information on how to donate, visit this link.

You can also send a check to Midwest Food Bank, 6450 S. Belmont Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46217 designated to “South Carolina Disaster."