TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Many local families in need will be able to enjoy a nice holiday dinner thanks to the community’s generosity.

The Midas “drive out hunger food drive” recently wrapped up. It was a partnership between our station, WTWO, Midas, and Baesler’s.

On Monday, the food that was collected was delivered to the Hamilton Center where they put together about 125 food baskets for the people they serve. This year, due to a high need, the Hamilton Center also provided an additional 55 baskets.

Both Midas and the Hamilton Center explained why they do this.

“I like to help people and if we can help people that’s great. A lot of families need it this time of year,” said Brian Niece, owner of Midas Service Center.

“There’s a lot of families who have a lot of significant needs and if we can take away some of that food insecurity that they may have, it could ease the burden that they may have with the holidays with making sure that they have what they need to be able to enjoy and spend time with their families,” explained Dwight Weaver, Program Manager of Child Adolescent Services.

Midas says between the Thanksgiving baskets and this round, it was able to feed over 700 families this year.

The WTWO staff would like to thank our partners and everyone in the community who stepped up to make a difference for local families this holiday season.