Evansville Fighting the "War on Hunger"

Apr 3, 2024

The Salvation Army’s annual War on Hunger for drive takes place on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 with the goal of resupplying its critical food programming for the summer months. The organization has seen a 200% increase in the number of meals served through year-round programming. In 2023, over 357,000 meals were served through the food pantry, daily hot meals, and The Salvation Army’s Toy Town campaign. This is compared to 127,000 meals served in 2022.

On April 12 and 13 from 10 a.m to 6 p.m., volunteers will be passing out lists of the most requested items for The Salvation Army’s food pantry. This will take place at six participating area Schnucks stores with opportunities for shoppers to make both food and monetary donations. This year’s War on Hunger event will be critical to ensuring food programming continues for the families most in need in our community throughout the year.

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The Salvation Army's local food programs are a vital resource to many in the community, making it possible to maintain stability in times of crisis and helping those who lack a support system of friends and family. Food programs operate weekly and are available to anyone in need across Vanderburgh, Warrick, and Posey counties.


"For over two decades communities across southwest Indiana have stood united in a war against hunger, and this year is no different," said Captain Brandon Lewis of The Salvation Army of Evansville. "Our 2024 War on Hunger campaign will meet the needs of hundreds of local families facing food adversity and economic instability. So come join in the fight in our war against hunger!"


More information about The Salvation Army’s food programs can be found online at SAEvansville.org/cure-hunger.


A key partner in this year’s campaign is ADM Food Processing, with a contribution of $15,000 through the ADM Cares program to be used to fight food insecurity in the communities they call home.

“We are thrilled to contribute to and support The Salvation Army in the Evansville community,” said Jennifer Ballinger, director, ADM Cares. “Through ADM Cares, we focus on food security, health and well-being, and sustainability, and The Salvation Army addresses each of these pillars to enrich the quality of life in the community. Partnerships are key to solving the world's greatest problems, and working together, we can achieve so much more. Partnering with organizations like The Salvation Army is what enables ADM to make such an important impact around the world.”

 Monetary donations for the War on Hunger can be made online at SAEvansville.org or mailed to The Salvation Army, 1040 N. Fulton Avenue, Evansville IN 47710.

 Volunteers for the event are still needed to help with the food drive and can sign up HERE. Direct links to sign up for each of the six Schnucks locations are below.

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