After partnering for years with other groups, Food Finders Food Bank is organizing its own fundraiser. However, Executive Director Katy Bunder says the inaugural Blue Jean Ball is about more than just bringing in donations.
She says in the 16 west central Indiana counties Food Finders serves, roughly one in six people is food insecure.
“And that means they don’t always know where their next meal is coming from. It also means they don’t have access to healthy, nutritious food.”
The head of Food Finders Food Bank says the need for assistance in the Lafayette area has never been greater.
Executive Director Katy Bunder says agencies the food bank serves are at the warehouse doors from the minute they open in the morning until closing time. She says they are thinking of establishing a night shift to keep up with pulling orders and restocking shelves.