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The Food Bank announces the location of food distribution

The following food distribution locations were recently announced by the Food Bank of Northern Indiana:

• 10:00 to noon Monday, Kroger, 130 W. Hively Ave, Elkhart

• 10:00 to noon Wednesday, Kosciusko County Fairgrounds, 1400 E. Smith St. (front parking lot), Warsaw

• 10:00 to midday Thursday, Centennial Park, 1600 N. Michigan St. (League C parking lot), Plymouth

• 3 to 5 pm Thursday, Food Bank of Northern Indiana, 702 Chapin St., South Bend

Fresh items that are easily damaged and dry goods will be offered free of charge. All items will be pre-packaged and pre-packed, and available first come, first served, up to 400 households while supplies last for those who need food assistance. One per household.

This will be the drive-through distribution. Participants are asked to remain in the vehicle and open the trunk of the vehicle open to receive the goods. An area will be available to load items if luggage is not open.

Community Foundation Grants are now available

LAGRANGE – The LaGrange County Community Foundation now accepts applications for its Community Impact Grants program.

Community Impact Grants are available to non-profit organizations serving LaGrange County, and are made possible through donors who have supported unlimited funds and interest in the Foundation.

The Community Foundation seeks proposals for innovative or creative projects with a significant impact on the community, Community Foundation officials stated in a recent news release. Non-profit organizations serving LaGrange County are eligible to register in six fields, including arts and culture, recreation, health and human services, community development, education and the environment.

To send an application visit lccf.net/community-impact-grants. All applications will mature on September 3. Anyone who is interested should contact Leanna Martin at [email protected] or call 260-463-4363 for more information.

Free lunch boxes are offered July 31

ELKHART – Elkhart Leadership Academy will distribute 400 free lunch boxes from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at North Side Middle School, 300 Lawrence St.

Free lunch boxes will be available on a first come, first served basis. Fifty will be available for walkups and 350 available for cars.

The Elkhart Police Department will distribute vouchers until the food is gone. There is a limit of one voucher per car.

Each family will receive one 25-pound box of food, one box of cleaning products, and one box of Avon products. The recipient must be a resident of Elkhart Regency.

This is the Non-Profit Impact Project from the Elkhart Leadership Academy, in partnership with Feed the Children. This is the third food distribution – the previous distribution was held April 24 and May 22.

The car must enter Lawrence Street from Cassopolis Street. All other entrances will be blocked. Elkhart police will help traffic.

Cammenga joined the Oaklawn medical staff

ELKHART – Oaklawn recently announced the addition of Dr. Randall Cammenga, a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, told Elkhart’s medical staff where he would provide Treatment-Aid Treatment for drug use disorders.

Cammenga is a former medical director for CleanSlate Centers in Elkhart and former chief operating officer for the Goshen Health System. He previously served on the Oaklawn Board of Directors, according to news releases from Oaklawn officials.

Cammenga spent more than 20 years in emergency medicine before switching its practice area to Treatment-Assisted Medicine, or MAT, which combines traditional behavioral health services with prescription drugs to treat drug use disorders and is the most effective form of treatment for opioid use disorders.

Oaklawn provides mental health care and addictions for children, adolescents and adults. Oaklawn – which has campuses in Elkhart, Goshen, South Bend and Mishawaka – offers inpatient and outpatient care, as well as housing services for young people. More information about Oaklawn services can be found at www.oaklawn.org.

Other local briefs include:

  • Community Foundation Grants are now available
  • Free lunch boxes are offered July 31
  • Cammenga joined the Oaklawn medical staff


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