Bill Robinson (YMCA) and Warren Schade (Triad) at the Midwest Food Bank with our refrigerated truck (a.k.a. Reefer Truck) that we acquired in Sep 2020 with a grant from the Brown County Community Foundation.
Our second truck is named after the late Sister Mildred Wannemueler who was the Parish Life Coordinator at Saint Agnes when our conference of Saint Vincent de Paul was started in 1988. The truck was donated to us by SVdP - Indianapolis in Nov 2020 to live out its retirement.
Paul Colvin, Mother's Cupboard (on truck), WIll Bruce, Hoosier Hills Food Bank Program Specialist & Food Rescue Driver (left), and Jonathan Bolte, Food Coordinator for SVdP (right), doing a Brown County food pickup together using the 2011 Freightliner (Mary Jane) on 11/11/2020.
The Nashville IGA grocery is letting us use the building, just to the right of the grocery, as our Little Store. Theresa and John Zimnawoda (photo) and others sort through donations and choose items to sell at the store to help fund our all volunteer services. Please drop by when the weather warms back up.
Last summer (2020) we were able to add a new walk-in cooler/freezer to our building thanks to grants from the Brown County Community Foundation and Hoosier Hills Food Bank. Installation of the new unit involved many hours of volunteer time. Many thanks to all who helped in any way.
Many volunteers have come together to respond to the extra needs of our community brought on by the pandemic. Pop-Up pantries have been a big part of that response. A small army of volunteers procure, sort, pack and deliver food (and some toiletries & clothes) at sites throughout the county.