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Tri-State Food Bank Celebrates 40th Anniversary

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The growing non-profit started in 1982 with a borrowed pickup truck

The Tri-State Food Bank is celebrating 40 years of providing food for neighbors in need. WNIN’s John Gibson reports:

The non-profit celebrated the milestone at its new facility on Lynch Road in Evansville.

The food bank opened in 1982, when a group led by Henry Campbell used a borrowed pickup truck to serve seven non-profit agencies in Evansville.

Today, the Tri-State Food Bank operates out of an 80,000 square foot facility, and uses a fleet of four refrigerated trucks to serve nearly 280 partnering agencies in 33 Tri-State counties.

The food bank says it distributed more than 17 million pounds of food last year, providing about 13 million meals to those dealing with hunger.