Community Harvest Food Bank gets $30,180 grant from state

Fort Wayne’s Community Harvest Food Bank received a portion of $300,000 in state funding that was distributed to 11 Indiana food banks.

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch on July 24 announced the distribution of $30,180 to the local food bank, which came from the Indiana State Department of Agriculture.

“One hungry family in Indiana is one too many,” Crouch said in a statement. “While we still have a long way to go, we’re proud to be part of the coalition working to make sure that no child or family goes hungry in the state.”

One in seven Indiana residents is food insecure, according to Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, the state’s food bank association. Additionally, more than 273,000 children do not know where their next meal will come from.

Last year, Indiana’s regional food banks distributed nearly 78 million pounds of food and other items to all 92 counties.

Meehan starts council campaign

Allen County Democratic Party Chairwoman Misti Meehan has set her sights on the 1st District Fort Wayne City Council seat.

An event at Kreager Park on July 31 marked the beginning of her campaign for the position, which is currently held by Republican Paul Ensley.

In addition to being “born and raised,” in the 1st District, Meehan believes her experience with the Army National Guard as well as her bachelor’s degree in public policy and political science from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne will help her be an effective leader on the council.

Over the next few months, according to an announcement from Friends of Misti Meehan, Meehan intends to focus on the topics of economic development, public safety and transparency in city contracts.

—From staff reports

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