#CCHACares: Hamilton County Food Bank

POST DATE: 4.8.20

Despite the physical distance between us during this COVID-19 pandemic, one could argue we've not seen this kind of neighborly camaraderie in quite some time. There are neighbors leaving supplies for the elderly, children decorating sidewalks with uplifting, motivational messages for passerbys, and donations upon donations of supplies for the heroes on the frontlines-- the brave healthcare workers and first responders. Our communities are plugging into their citizens' needs, making every effort possible to ensure everyone comes out on the other side of this, together.

One organization committed to providing assistance during this time is the Hamilton County Harvest Food Bank (HCH), an all-volunteer organization providing food at no cost to food pantries and meal programs in Hamilton County, Indiana.

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HCH was established in 2009, when several of the food pantries in the county joined together and set up a new non-profit entity to assist all Hamilton County pantries with their food inventory needs. Since their inception they have collected and distributed over 942,500 lbs. of food for local pantries and meal programs. More importantly this is over three quarters of a million meals for our community.

Due to the Coronavirus, HCH has the most up-to-date information on where and when you can get food from our pantries -- information we are proud to share with friends who may need a helping hand. We encourage you to share this within your social circles, as it is so important we stick together (and stay apart!) during this chapter of history.

CCHA is proud to support Hamilton County Food Bank and applauds all other local food pantries for their life-changing and often life-saving work. We must remember now more than ever -- we are all neighbors!