CLAY COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — With the goal of distributing food to those in need throughout the community, the City of Brazil along with the Clay County Emergency Food Pantry is partnering with Duke Energy. 

The City of Brazil and the Clay County emergency food pantry, held a drive-thru food distribution event at the Forest Park Pavilion. Locally sourced meat including a thousand pounds of ground beef and 400 hams, was distributed to local families and individuals in need.

“It’s absolutely great that we’re in position that we’re able to do this. You know it’s going to have some impact and we hope it helps these folks that’s here this evening to receive a package of food,” Brazil Mayor Brian Wyndham said.

Duke Energy donated $10,000 in grant funding to support the event and those in the community who were impacted by the storms that moved across the state in late June and early July. 

With Clay County being hit by the storms and suffering damage, Brazil Mayor, Brian Wyndham along with Duke Energy Government and Community Relations Manager Rick Burger was in attendance Tuesday evening.