Press release from Community Harvest Food Bank:
Fresh Bread Donated to Feed Area Hungry
Community Harvest Food Bank received 2,000 loaves of freshly baked Holsum Sof-Twist Bread last week from Holsum Bakery in Fort Wayne, a division of Lewis Bakeries. The donation was delivered to help Community Harvest and its network of 460 member agencies keep up with the 30 percent increase in demand they are experiencing this holiday season after seeing the same increase last year.
“People want to have fresh bread for their families. It’s a healthy choice that many of those experiencing food insecurity are unable to access,” said Jane Avery, Community Harvest executive director. “We are so grateful to the folks at Lewis Bakeries who stepped forward to help those in need. They are great caring corporate partners who understand that it takes everyone to build a healthy community. And a healthy community helps build a healthy economy.”
About Community Harvest Food Bank
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the alleviation of hunger through the full use of donated food and other resources. As the largest food bank in northeast Indiana, it collects and distributes over 11 million pounds of donated, surplus food annually through a network of human service member agencies. These agencies offer assistance to hungry people, acting as a safety net to ensure that everyone receives their daily bread with dignity. Website
About Lewis Bakeries
Ranking 30th among the top 100 wholesale bakeries in the U.S. and Canada, Lewis bakes hundreds of products, including many franchised and private label items in addition to its brand name baked goods. Lewis provides quality jobs for people in the community. Every day the company’s 2,600 employees provide fresh bakery products in 13 states and frozen products nationwide. Lewis’s aim has always been, and will continue to be, two-fold – to respond to consumers’ needs and to produce the very best bakery goods. Website