The Hoosier Beverage Association has donated bottled water and low-calorie and no-calorie flavored water to Feeding Indiana’s Hungry. The water, along with other food, were distributed at the Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana tailgate in the former Kmart Parking Lot in Anderson today.

“We are proud to partner with an organization like Feeding Indiana’s Hungry to help neighbors in need,” said Diane Masariu, Executive Director, Hoosier Beverage Association. “Our beverage companies have donated 300 cases of their products giving families the many choices offered to help all to balance what they eat, drink, and do. The Balance Calories Initiative is a priority for beverage companies.”

“This donation of water from the Hoosier Beverage Association will have an incredible impact on the clients our food banks serve,” said Emily Weikert Bryant, Executive Director of Feeding Indiana’s Hungry. “Because of their generosity, Second Harvest Food Bank is distributing 300 cases of beverages directly to people in need in the Anderson area. We are fortunate to have support for our member food banks from statewide organizations like the Hoosier Beverage Association.”

“We are pleased to have the Hoosier Beverage Association make a product donation to assist struggling families at this food distribution and volunteer to serve on the front line to help get it done,” said Tim Kean, President and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana. “Our tailgates are a drive-through program that meet people where they live by taking food to a central location in the counties we serve. We will be distributing about 20,000 pounds of products to approximately 1,000 families today.”