Due to the pandemic, many people who’ve never required help before are seeking nourishment for their families. That’s why, in South Bend, IN, Goodwill of Michiana has teamed up with St. Vincent de Paul Society to distribute food to those in need.
With funding from the United Way’s COVID-19 response fund, the long-time partners are distributing food boxes to meet the increased demand. According to St. Vincent de Paul, there has been a 40 percent increase in demand for food from people who have never before requested assistance.
“We’re going to continue this as long as we have funding to continue that and meet the needs in the community so we’re here, we’re working. It’s what we do and we’re looking forward to serve,” said Guy Fisher, vice president of mission advancement for Goodwill Industries of Michiana.
Beginning May 6, Goodwill Industries of Northern Indiana will begin distributing food at its Western Ave location on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.