Meijer donates $1,000 for Ivy Tech Warsaw’s Basics Bank

Brock Heyneman, Meijer Warsaw Store Manager; Dr. Allyn Decker, Ivy Tech-Warsaw; Angela Espinoza, Meijer Warsaw HR Representative

On Nov. 3, Meijer-Warsaw donated $1,000 in gift cards for Ivy Tech Community College Warsaw’s Basics Bank—an emergency food and supply pantry, which opened Jan. 2019. The donation was granted in the form of gift cards so Ivy Tech Warsaw can have the flexibility to locally purchase an assortment of emergency supplies.

The emergency food pantry will help in-need students who may get financial aid to cover tuition and books but lack the necessary funds for everyday items. Giving free pantry items to food-insecure students will help remove barriers to their academic success.

“On behalf of Ivy Tech Warsaw students, we want to express our gratitude to Brock Heyneman and his team at the Meijer Warsaw store—especially during this difficult year,” says Allyn Decker, Vice Chancellor for Ivy Tech Warsaw. “Eliminating hunger as a barrier to learning means that even more local students can achieve their academic and career goals.”

“Supporting our neighbor, Ivy Tech, means Meijer is potentially supporting our entire community and we are happy to invest in this worthy project,” says Brock Heyneman, Meijer Warsaw Store Manager.

In addition to this generous donation from Meijer, other local organizations and the Kosciusko County Community Foundation have also contributed to this project. To donate, please contact Allyn Decker at

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