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Working Together: Organizations team up to feed people experiencing homelessness during pandemic

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Posted at 6:58 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-19 15:49:33-04

Working Together is a new WRTV initiative that focuses on telling impactful stories highlighting the wide range of cultures, areas and people that make central Indiana the place that it is. Through our Working Together initiative, we will share the stories of our communities and carry their voices forward. We’re Working for You by Working Together.

INDIANAPOLIS — Several organizations are teaming up to help provide meals to people experiencing homelessness in Indianapolis as some meal sites have been forced to close due to the ban on large gatherings.

The Indianapolis Office of Public Health and Safety, Second Helpings, Pacers Sports and Entertainment, and other service providers will provide boxed meals to people, according to a press release from the city.

Seconds Helpings is providing more than 1,600 meals a week for people who are living in encampments, according to the release. The refrigerators at Bankers Life Fieldhouse will be used to temporary store the meals.

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Outreach teams from Professional Blended Street Outreach and Pour House will pick up the meals and take them to people, according to the release.

“Indianapolis continues to show that we’re in this together by providing care to our most vulnerable neighbors,” Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said in the release. “Our city is dedicated to making sure our homeless neighbors have their essential needs met during this pandemic which includes having a healthy meal.”

Jennifer Vigran, CEO of Second Helpings, says its committed to help provide a healthy meal to those who need it most.

“In this time of uncertainty, food is an essential part of getting through this pandemic and we must not forget our homeless neighbors,” Vigran said in the release.

You can view information on additional resources from the city here, or call 317-327-4MAC from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

What is Working Together?
Working Together is a new WRTV initiative that focuses on telling impactful stories highlighting the wide range of cultures, areas and people that make central Indiana the place that it is. Through our Working Together initiative we will share the stories of our communities and carry their voices forward. We’re Working for You by Working Together.

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