Associated Churches of Fort Wayne & Allen County, United Way of Allen County and the National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 116 (Summit City Branch) will celebrate Indian Village Elementary at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 11, for collecting the largest amount of food in the annual food drive contest.
Six Fort Wayne Community Schools elementary schools participated in the food drive, which benefits the Associated Churches’ Neighborhood Food Network. Indian Village collected 2,690 pounds of food, surpassing collections at Harrison Hill, Maplewood, Study, Washington Center and Weisser Park elementary schools. This is the fourth consecutive year Indian Village has come out on top.
“The earlier we learn how to give and take care of our communities, the stronger and more vibrant our communities become. The success of Indian Village in gathering food for the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive shows that learning in action, and encourages us all about the future of our community,” said David Nicole, president and CEO of United Way of Allen County.
Rev. Roger Reece, Executive Pastor at Associated Churches, added, “This school drive is a learning opportunity for our children as they learn to give back to families that struggle with food insecurities. We are grateful for FWCS to be a pace setter for this very important food drive.”
The 25th Annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive takes place Saturday, May 13. Food items collected locally will be donated to Associated Churches and the 26 local food pantries supported by the Neighborhood Food Network. Additional information on the national food drive can be found at www.nalc.org/community-service/food-drive.
What: Associated Churches’ Food Drive Competition Winner
When: 10 a.m. Thursday, May 11
Where: Indian Village Elementary School, 3835 Wenonah Lane