CCS fundraiser luncheon is Thursday as demand for assistance grows

By Dan Spalding
News Now Warsaw

WARSAW — Combined Community Services will host its annual Love Thy Neighbor fundraiser on Thursday at Warsaw Community Church on County Farm Road.

The fundraiser comes at a critical time as demand for food assistance has been rising while donations are falling.

Executive Director Randy Polston said inflation has become a big factor.

In a typical month, he said, CCS will assist about 300 families with items from the food pantry. In January, that rose to 720 families.

In a single day in January, he said, the pantry assisted 116 families.

The lunch begins at noon. Admission is free. It’s a chance to learn more about the services provided and a request for donations will be part of the event.

Different sponsorship levels are also available.

You can register and learn more by clicking here.