The preliminary numbers are in for the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive which took place on Saturday.
Officials with the Food Bank of Northern Indiana say more than 64,000 pounds of canned goods, non-perishables and personal care items were collected in St. Joseph County alone.
It’s the largest one-day food drive of the year and the collection of food will help Restock the Food Bank’s Shelves for the Summer Months.
The final tally should be known within a week or two.
You can always donate to the Food Bank:
Most needed items include:
- Canned Soup
- Boxed Dinner Meals
- Peanut Butter
- Breakfast Cereal
- Macaroni and Cheese
- Boxed Noodles – any variety
- Spaghetti Sauce
- Canned Fruit
- Canned Vegetables
- Canned Chicken, Tuna, and Spam
- Personal Care Items (toilet paper, bar soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, body wash, etc.)
- Cleaning Supplies (laundry detergent, dish soap, all-purpose cleaner, etc.)
The Food Bank of Northern Indiana is located at 702 Chapin Street in South Bend.