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Interactive map will show closest food banks, meals to Hoosiers in need

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - A new tool designed by the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration allows Hoosiers needing food assistance to type in their location and pull up a list of nearby help.

The map was built in a partnership with the Indy Hunger Network and Feeding Indiana’s Hungry in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

It will work on personal computers and on mobile devices.

“Many Hoosiers’ situations have changed as a result of our state’s important and necessary response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic,” said Dr. Jennifer Sullivan FSSA Secretary. “We know there is a significant need for families – many of whom have never needed assistance before. We hope this tool helps them locate resources to meet their food and nutrition needs during this crisis and in the future.”

The tool will connect individuals with food pantries and with places where prepared meals are being offered for pickup.

The map can be accessed at this online site.

Jonathan Shelley

Jonathan Shelley is the news director at WPTA TV, which he joined in 2016 following nine years in a similar role in New Orleans and previous news management positions in Oklahoma City and Las Vegas.

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