TERRE HAUTE, IN (WTWO/WAWV) — Local McDonald’s owner/operators have come together to donate more than 6,500 pounds of frozen chicken to Catholic Charities of Terre Haute on Friday.
The donation also included 11,520 blueberry muffin toppers.
The donors, Nick and Jami Kasprzyk, Matt Comte and Wally Nowakowski, manage a combined 19 McDonald’s locations throughout the Wabash Valley.
“Catholic Charities makes such a positive impact in our area,” said Jami Kasprzyk. “We’re honored to be able to give back during this time when so many in Terre Haute and the surrounding communities aren’t sure where their next meal will come from.”
“The generosity of the Kasprzyk McDonald’s organization will feed so many in our community,” said John Etling, Agency Director for Catholic Charities of Terre Haute. “Meats and proteins are always in high demand and especially so now with the increase in the number of individuals seeking emergency food assistance since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. This donation will be distributed to our network of partner agencies – food pantries, soup kitchens and other serving sites – across west central Indiana to help feed our neighbors facing food insecurity.”
During the 2019-20 fiscal year alone, Catholic Charities of Terre Haute distributed in excess of 4 million pounds of food, which equals more than 3.5 million meals for the community.