FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- Human Agricultural Co-Operative’s Executive Director, Ty Simmons, is feeding thousands of families with their organization’s food giveaways.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, cars have been lining up along Oxford Street for food boxes to help ease the burden of worrying about meals.
Simmons said more than 550,000 pounds of food has been given to local families.
After much success, Simmons is helping Calfornia's Hula Networks to do the same thing.
"What I've been doing for the last month is gathering a network of not only farmers, organizations, and nonprofits is to build on what they already have to make their niche a little stronger and add a little provided assistance," he explained.
Hula Networks provides networking hardware, but CEO Scott Hobin said they are dedicated to help fill the gap for those families facing hardships right now in the bay area who've been hit hard by the pandemic.
They do charitable efforts throughout the year, but lately it's been challenging dealing with a shortage in resources.
"We've seen a really high increase in additional poverty, homelessness, people living in RVs and just trying to deal with the situation. In an area that's so affluent and so many resources we have seen the effects out here as well," Hobin said.
The goal is to raise $20,000 for the "Together We Are Better Stronger in The Bay Area" charity campaign to help further their giving efforts.
There is also a goal to feed 600 people on Dec. 5 to send food to California's Notting Hill area in San Jose, downtown San Francisco, and North Oakland.