The food drive will help feed people from six counties, said Anna Brown, special events coordinator at the rescue mission.
The mission serves three meals a day to its residents at the men’s shelter and at the domestic violence shelter. It also provides two meals a day to anyone in the community who needs help.
“We just open the doors and say, ‘come on in,’” Brown said. “If you’re just having a tough day or want to socialize, we’re open for you.”
This canned food drive is all about letting struggling families know that the issues they face have not been forgotten, said Van Taylor, executive director of the Kokomo Rescue Mission.
“We’re helping people who are experiencing food insecurity,” he said. “We’re do it to show compassion, to show love.”
Lindsey Ziliak, Tribune education reporter, can be reached at 765-454-8585 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.