Zionsville Times Sentinel


July 14, 2010

Caring Center challenges community

Lebanon — The Caring Center is challenging the community to help them address childhood hunger in Boone County.

The center is working to raise funds to purchase a large 10-by-12-foot walk-in cooler and freezer to further their efforts of reducing childhood hunger through the Feeding Our Future program.

“Sometimes we think hunger only happens in third-world countries,” Hanners said. “But it’s happening here.”

The cooler, not including costs for construction and electrical work required, is $20,000. An anonymous donor has provided half the cost, and Community Action of Greater Indianapolis gave $5,000.

“So the exciting thing is we’re already halfway there,” Hanners said.

But Hanners is issuing a challenge to the community to come up with the remaining funds for the cooler/freezer.

“With this (cooler/freezer), we’ll really be able to aggressively address hunger,” she said. “We’re very concerned about kids going to bed hungry and not receiving proper nutrition.”

The cooler/freezer will allow The Caring Center to stock large amounts of nutritious foods including dairy products and meat, the two most difficult products to keep in stock and for the center’s client families to provide, Hanners said.

Thanks to the new, smaller cooler, the center can now stock small amounts of dairy, fruits and vegetables. Before, they weren’t able to keep any dairy products, even when donated, because there was no place to keep it. The cooler, similar to those found in some grocery stores, was provided by a grant from Boone REMC.

A fundraiser for the Feeding Our Future program will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 29 at Traders Point Christian Church in Whitestown. Bill Stanczykiewicz, president and CEO of the Indiana Youth Institute, will be the keynote speaker. Tickets are $35 or $280 for a table of eight. One hundred percent of proceeds will benefit the program to provide nutritious food to local children.

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