Evansville Rescue Mission receives donations from businesses

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — Since restaurants can only offer take-out and delivery right now, some businesses are finding ways to serve their communities by donating food they’re not able to use.

Tropicana gave two vehicle loads full of fresh fruits and produce to the Evansville Rescue Mission. One Main Financial and St. Joseph’s Church also made donations.

Rescue Mission officials say they are now a little more confident in serving those in need.

“It’s amazing. You never know at a time like this what’s going to happen with your donations, but it’s great to see our community come together. We have big companies not willing to let that produce to go to waste so they’re finding good places for them to go,” Kyle Gorman, director of development, said.

“We live in such a generous community and even in the midst of something that is absolutely unprecedented, the goodness of this community still shines through,” Tracy Gorman, Evansville Rescue Mission President, said.

The Rescue Mission says they will use the donations for its 150 residents and provide pick up meals for others in the community.

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(This story was originally published on March 18, 2020)

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