With gas prices being outrageous and inflation raising the price of everything, families around Evansville are finding themselves having to make difficult decisions with their budgets. Even those who normally don't have to. Do you pay the electric bill or do you buy food? Can you afford to do both if you cut back in certain areas? It's led many to face food insecurity that has been fortunate enough to not need assistance in the past. Fortunately, there are organizations that offer a food pantry to help families get by in times of need. But, when the need outpaces the supply, those organizations also find themselves in need of assistance.

Patchwork Central in Need of Food Pantry Donations

Food in a donation cardboard box, isolated on white background

Patchwork Central at 100 Washington Avenue on Evansville's east side, is one of those organizations that have found themselves having a difficult time keeping up with the increased demand for non-perishable food items. In a post on their Facebook page earlier this week, the organization announced their pantry shelves were becoming "unexpectedly bare" after a busy week providing food items for 35 people over the course of two days leaving them in need of items to replenish what had been given out.

If you and your family are fortunate enough to not find yourselves in a situation where you don't have enough food to eat, the organization is asking you to share the wealth so to speak and consider making a donation. The group will gladly accept any non-perishable food item, but specifically requested the following items in their post:

  • Canned fruit
  • Pork n' Beans
  • 1 lb boxes of Saltine crackers
  • 1 lb bags of rice

Donations can be dropped off at Patchwork Central any time between 9:00 AM and Noon Monday through Thursday.

[Source: Patchwork Central on Facebook]

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