KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — The distribution of free dinners and food items continues to be provided to those in need in Milford, North Webster, Syracuse and Ligonier.
Free meals for families in need will be distributed from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Milestones Early Education Center, 111 S. Harrison St., North Webster. “Milestones Mama Mia!!” will feature curbside spaghetti dinners for the community. The event is slated until 7 p.m. but will end earlier if food is gone. The to-go boxes will be delivered to each vehicle.
Milford Food Bank will once again host a public food giveaway in Ligonier and Milford. The first giveaway of the week will be from approximately 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at West Noble Primary School, on Union Street, Ligonier. Milford Food Bank is not a government-funded program, and those needing food will receive a variety of items, including frozen and nonperishable items loaded directly into the waiting vehicle.
The Milford distribution will be from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at the food bank location, 111 S. James St., Milford. Those who plan to participate in this event are asked to line up on James Street, from First Street where they will be directed to turn onto Emeline Street. Volunteers will be on hand to direct traffic.
Harvest With A Heart, 201 S. Higbee St. (SR 15), Milford, will be handing out food items from 1-3 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday. This is open to Milford/VanBuren Township residents only.
More Free Meals
Members of the Syracuse community are helping Huntington Street Bar provide free meals to members of the community starting at 4 p.m. Monday, April 20. Staff at Huntington Street Bar and some volunteers will be handling the curbside pickup, and they will be serving a choice of two different meals. Huntington Street Bar is located at 704 N. Huntington St., Syracuse.
Women of Today, along with Man Cave Brewery Company, invites the public to be their guest for a free meal starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 22. The meal will be a pork chop, au gratin potatoes and green beans. There will be meals available to the first 200 people. The Man Cave Brewery Company is located at 10201 SR 13, Syracuse, just north of CR 1000N.
The largest meal giveaway, thus far, will be starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at The Channel Marker, 5793 E. Pickwick Road, Syracuse. “The outpouring of support this community has provided is unreal and so heartwarming,” owners of the local restaurant posted on its Facebook page. “We’ve had another group of generous residents call to donated enough funds in partnership with The Channel Marker to provide 600 meals.
The public is invited to come and pick up a meal for themselves, their family and anyone they may know who is in need. The group is asking the community to rally together and ask if homebound friends or family need a meal as well. “We have to stay steadfast in helping each other in need,” the post states.
The menu will include island grilled chicken, smashed red potatoes, salad with dressing, dinner roll and butter.