MISHAWAKA – This Easter weekend a group of people gave back to the community. The Mishawaka Eagles donated around 700 pounds of food to Mishawaka Alliance of Care Food Pantry, and it was a donation that came when the pantry needed it most.
Inside of the Albright United Methodist Church, the Mishawaka Alliance of Care Food Pantry has been running out of food.
"[The shelves were] extremely empty, we just filled them. In fact, I just had to go buy a bunch of stuff to put here because it was pretty empty," said Alicia Kindley, assistant to the pantry director.
On Easter Sunday, Kindley added a few more items to those shelves from the food delivered by the Eagles just one day earlier.
"A lot of the stuff they're providing is stuff that we desperately need," Kindley said.
It's a new program started at the Mishawaka Eagles by the auxiliary president Carol White and her grandchildren. For the last two and a half months, a box has sat inside of the Eagles collecting food donations.
The goal was to have 1,000 pounds. Although they fell just short, they say the drive was still a success.
"There are people out there that may not be able to have a big Easter dinner. Christ rose today and people deserve to be helped." White said.
While the food has already been delivered, White says the red box isn't going anywhere. And the donations to the needy will continue at the Eagles.
"See if we can build this back up. We gave them 700 pounds, maybe we can give them another 700 pounds." White added.
The Mishawaka Alliance of Care Food Pantry serves around 400 families each month. The Eagles' new goal for donations is 800 roles of toilet paper in 30 days.
Eagles contact information
225 S. Main St., Mishawaka, IN 46544