FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Super Shot and Community Harvest Food Bank have been selected as WOWO’s 2016 Brigadoon Fitness Penny Pitch recipients.
Super Shot’s mission is to promote vaccinations and provide access to immunizations across the county. The walk-in clinic is located on Clay Street in downtown Fort Wayne.
The clinic serves kids from birth through age 18 that are eligible for the Vaccine for Children Program, (Medicaid eligible, uninsured, underinsured) and adult family members.
The WOWO Brigadoon Fitness Penny Pitch, with support from King of Carts, will help Super Shot provide the very important and necessary vaccines so children all across the area won’t get sick from preventable diseases.
Community Harvest Food Bank is located on the south side of Fort Wayne on Tillman, but serves the entire region. Since its start in 1983, Community Harvest has grown to become the regional food bank of northeast Indiana, distributing 11.7 million pounds of food to nearly 90,000 unique individuals, all without needing to take government aid.
Its network consists of food pantries, homeless shelters, youth programs, senior and veteran outreach programs, and soup kitchens. They reached out to the WOWO Brigadoon Fitness Penny Pitch because of a need with their program that helps veterans.
Hope for Heroes began in April 2016 and provides three months of groceries to veterans and military families in need. According to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief charity, 20 percent of all households that use food banks contain at least one veteran family member.