TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Two area food banks received a sizeable donation Wednesday.
The Parke County Community Foundation awarded $20,000 to Catholic Charities.
It also donated $20,000 to the Parke County Food Pantry.
Organizers say they're happy to help feed the hungry in their communities.
"Well, it's our mission. The community foundation exists to help improve the quality of life in a community," said Brad Bumgardner, executive director.
One in six Hoosiers are food insecure.
And more than 40,000 people living in west central Indiana aren't sure where their next meal is coming from.
Right on cue, Thursday’s early winter storm dumped snow and ice on the Wabash Valley but county highway crews were a step ahead of the weather’s arrival pre-treating the 897 miles of pavement in the county.
A fire has engulfed the First Prairie Creek Church in Vigo County.
A four car accident in eastern Vigo County leaves one person dead.
Workers at a new eatery in Terre Haute are preparing to open.
Otter Creek Township is on its way to getting a new fire station.
Knox County Commissioner Don Halter is ahead of the game when it comes to winter weather preparedness. But the man-power may have a hard time running full throttle. The Knox County highway budget took big cuts in 2013.