Charity donating food to help Terre Haute families


A charitable organization is donating a truckload of food and other essentials to be distributed to needy families in Terre Haute.

Feed The Children says it will deliver the semitrailer of goods to Covenant Cooperative Ministry on Wednesday.

The ministry has already identified families to receive the goods. Each family will receive a 25-pound box of food and a 10-pound box of personal care items. The boxes are designed to help a family of four for up to one week.

Feed The Children says more than one in four children living in Terre Haute is considered impoverished.

Feed The Children spokesman Mark Opgrand says a similar event will be held May 19 in Indianapolis.

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