Evansville, IN – June 20, 2022 – June 24th, 2022 will mark Tri-State Food Bank’s 40th year of providing food for our Tri-State neighbors in need. In recognition of this milestone, they will be hosting a 40th Anniversary Celebration this Friday, June 24th from 11:30am – 3:00pm CST at Tri-State Food Bank, located at 2504 Lynch Road in Evansville. The event is free and open to the public. The day of festivities will include tours of their new facility, as well as short presentations by several distinguished guest speakers, including the Reverend Phil Hoy, who was the Executive Director of the food bank from 1987 through 2000. The speaker presentations and press conference will run from 1:00-1:30pm, during which Tri-State Food Bank will be making a special announcement. Lunch will be provided by Frank Jr’s Barbeque while supplies last, starting at 11:30am. Guests are to RSVP at email@example.com or by calling 812-303-3595. (See invitation below for additional information.)
In the humble beginning of the food bank in 1982, a forward-thinking group of people led by Henry Campbell used a borrowed pickup truck to serve 7 non-profit agencies in Evansville. Today, Tri-State Food Bank operates out of an 80,000 square foot newly renovated facility, and uses a fleet of four refrigerated trucks to serve nearly 280 partnering agencies in 33 Tri-State counties. Over 17 million pounds of food was distributed last year, providing over 13 million meals to those facing hunger throughout the Tri-State.
This Friday, June 24th will also mark the final day of the 24 Carrot Challenge, a collaboration between Tri-State Food Bank and the Hot96 Morning Show. This annual fund drive is to encourage individuals and businesses in the community to join in the fight against hunger by texting CARROT to 71777 to make a donation; or by donating online at tristatefoodbank.org. All proceeds will be used to support the Food Bank’s Weekend BackPack Food for Kids Program, which provides food for children facing hunger. Last year, Tri-State Food Bank provided over 3,000 children with more than 55,000 ‘BackPacks’ of food to help provide adequate nutrition through the weekends.