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3-27-20: Second Harvest of ECI Adjusts Office & Warehouse Hours

3-27-20 Muncie, IN: “Effective Friday, March 27, Second Harvest Food Bank of ECI, is taking steps to reduce the risk to our volunteers and employees from the emerging COVID-19 situation. These steps include temporarily adjusting the availability for visitors and volunteers to our headquarters and warehouse in Muncie,” reports Tim Kean, CEO/President.

“If there is a need to speak with us, communication will be handled by phone, text or email. In an effort to further protect office and warehouse staff, masks are provided,” said Kean. “We thank you for your understanding during this critical time.”

In addition to these outward efforts, we are working with our Agency Partners by adding new safety protocols for delivery and driver interaction and pickup orders at our warehouse location. Second Harvest Foodbank of ECI partners with 96 agencies in 8 counties to provide food for families in need. The staff and volunteers at these agencies provide hunger-relief services to schools, food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters.

Food distribution to Agency Partners and Tailgate Distributions will continue as normal. Watch our website, www.CureHunger.org, for regular and added Tailgate and Community Distributions and other resource information.

As a community, your help and support in our efforts to feed neighbors in need can best be supported by financial donations to our online Fill-A-Bowl Fundraiser that is taking place through April 3 at www.CureHunger.org. No gift is too small – everyone grows when everyone gives.

Additional support comes from sharing our social media messages with friends and family on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

We thank you for your understanding and support during this critical time.

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About Second Harvest Food Bank
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana is the region’s largest hunger-relief organization serving over 100 pantries and meal programs in Blackford, Delaware, Grant, Henry, Jay, Madison, Randolph and Wabash Counties. With a vision to see people in East Central Indiana free from hunger and self-sufficient, our mission is to provide help for today by feeding the hungry and hope for tomorrow by addressing the causes of food insecurity while empowering people toward self-sufficiency. Our goal is to feed East Central Indiana’s most vulnerable residents through a region-wide network of member agencies and programs and to engage our region in the fight to end hunger. Each year, the Second Harvest Food Bank network provides assistance to more than 67,000 low-income people, including more than 20,000 children and nearly 5,200 seniors.  www.CureHunger.org