Need at HIM food bank has increased 300 percent during pandemic

December 11, 2020
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Mansfield police officers (from left) Yale, VanDuZee, Scott Rinehart, Chief Tracy Aaron, Roman Jones, HIM Assoc. Executive Director Lisa Richardson, Trey Kerr, Lauryn Odell and Officer DeWeese pose at HIM after passing out 2,500 meals for Thanksgiving. Courtesy photo

By Amanda Rogers

Mansfield Record

Harvesting In Mansfield handed out 2,500 Thanksgiving meals a few weeks ago, just part of an ongoing trend at the city's only food bank.

Cars backed up on West Broad Street for two days, waiting in line to get to the meals being handed out at HIM, 150 S. 6th Ave.

The need has increased 300 percent since March, according to HIM Associate Director Lisa Richardson, when 1,800 people received food each month. Currently, the center is serving 5,000 people each month.

To make a monetary donation, go to Food donations can be dropped off 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays at HIM, 150 S. 6th Ave.

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