Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Huntington County is recipient of Farm Wagon

Posted: Friday, August 2, 2019

Since 1999 Community Harvest Food Bank has operated the Farm Wagon mobile pantry program to benefit households without affordable access to fresh fruits and vegetables. The food bank operates a fleet of ten refrigerated trucks that make 85 monthly stops throughout northeast Indiana, including six stops in Huntington County. Community Harvest partners with local agencies in order to make each scheduled distribution.

Individuals and families in need of food assistance are free to pick up fresh produce and dairy foods with no prior sign-up required. On average, 25 to 30 pounds of food are distributed to each family, and those receiving food assistance should bring a box or bags to hold their items.

Huntington County residents may receive food through two scheduled distributions: Huntington Farm Wagon, 1330 S. Jefferson Street, Huntington, first and third Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m., and the Markle Farm Wagon, 145 W. Morse Street, Markle, every Tuesday at 1 p.m.

Community Harvest Food Bank has operated since 1983 with the mission to alleviate hunger through the full use of donated food and other resources. The food bank is a proud member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief charity, as well as a regional member of Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, Indiana’s State Association of Food Banks. For more information on hunger relief programs or to learn how to get involved, please visit www.CHFB.org.

The Farm Wagon program in Huntington County is generously funded by Duke Energy Foundation, Ceres Solutions Cooperative, Inc., Land O’Lakes, Inc. Foundation and Ecolab Giving.

Shown in the photo, from left, is Leisa Drinkwater, grant writer, Community Harvest Food Bank; Kevin Johnston, relations manager, Duke Energy and Carmen Cumberland, executive president, Community Harvest Food Bank.