Woman donates school food to Evansville Rescue Mission

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) With many relief agencies struggling to feed all of the people asking for assistance, one woman saw a challenge in that and decided to find a solution.

Debbie Koressel made a couple of calls to see if she could take food the schools had purchased, but was on the verge of expiration and donate it to the Rescue Mission. With approval from the Evansville Catholic schools, she started her efforts.

“There is absolutely no way that we would have been able to help the number of people that we have seen the increase with if it wasn’t for organizations coming alongside,” Rescue Mission President Tracy Gorman said. “We have estimated recently that people making these types of donations will save us roughly 600 thousand dollars this year in food costs.”

Debbie has managed to nearly fill a shipping freight full of food for the Rescue Mission — and she doesn’t plan to stop anytime soon.

“This is actually the fourth box truck load of food and the fifth pickup truck full of food we’ve delivered to the Evansville Rescue Mission,” Koressel said. “I thought ‘I need to get involved.’ I’ve always been kind of a doer. It was a godsend.”

Koressel hopes to find ways to continue providing donations to the Rescue Mission until the end of the pandemic.

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(This story was originally published on April 22, 2020)

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