Anonymous donor gives $30,000 gift to Food Bank of Elkhart County

The money will fund the organization's efforts, which include supplying food to more than 30 food pantries and hot meal sites throughout the county.

Posted on Feb. 11, 2014 at 7:48 p.m.

ELKHART — Church Community Services has been given a $30,000 gift by a local church.

The gift will be used to help fund the Food Bank of Elkhart County, which is run by CCS and supplies food to more than 30 food pantries and hot meal sites throughout the county, according to a CCS news release.

The church, which has asked to remain anonymous, told CCS staff to use the gift "for whatever you need to increase the Food Bank’s operations and efficiency," according to the release.

CCS Executive Director Rod Roberson said the church is encouraging the community to match the $30,000 donation.

"This is the largest gift specifically for the food bank that we've received," Roberson said. 

More than 650 tons of food moved through the food bank between April 2013, when the food bank opened, and December 2013, according to CCS.

"We affect over 5,200 households a month by sending food to those pantries and hot meal sites," Roberson said.

Donations can be made online at GiveToCCS.com or by check sent to Church Community Services, P.O. Box 2346, Elkhart, IN 46515-2346. Checks should have "FBOC" or "Food Bank" in the memo line.

For more information contact Carol Willis at 295-3673, ext. 102.

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