TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Organizers for the Terre Haute Catholic Charities met at Rick’s Smokehouse in Terre Haute to prepare for what is anticipated to be their largest distribution event, occurring at the end of the month.
Jennifer Buell with Catholic Charities reports that during mobile distribution events each month, the group serves over 800 households in Parke County and over 600 in Vermillion County in a matter of hours. She says the need for food has been even greater during the pandemic.
“Now that we’re going to be moving that same large distribution style to Vigo County, we knew that that need would be even greater, so 2,000 seemed to be a reasonable number of households to go with, a manageable number from our perspective as well,” Buell said. “And our ability to get the food for that number of households.”
In addition to the 2,000 people expected to come to the distribution event, around 100 people will volunteer to help. Food was donated by a program with the United States Department of Agriculture.
The distribution event will be at the Vigo County Fairgrounds Oct. 29 from 4-6 p.m. Income verification is not required.