Township crew lends a hand to ICCAP food pantry

On an everyday basis, area residents and drivers can find the White Township work crews busy spreading salt, plowing snow, patching potholes, inspecting sewer lines and taking care of any problems that crop up in the township infrastructure.

What few people get to see is the township workers helping to serve the local community. Every month, teams of township laborers load a couple of trucks with hundreds of pounds of grocery items at the Indiana County Community Action Program’s central food bank, and deliver the goods to Indiana Mall for distribution to local families in need.

ICCAP organizes multiple food pantry programs to benefit qualifying families throughout Indiana County every month, and relies on volunteers at each location to transport, unload and package the food products for residents to pick up.

The food pantry at Indiana Mall is run by a dozen or more community-minded individuals who sort canned goods, non-perishable items, frozen meat products and fresh vegetables into 96 boxes that go to the families registered in the program.

Assistance from the White Township road and sewer departments dramatically cuts the work and time required of the food pantry staff.

The Township and the workers are proud to be a part of this important mission to serve our neighbors in need.