(LaPorte, IN) - Someone placed fireworks inside a 24-hour food pantry in LaPorte. The food box is outside the Civic Auditorium.
Some of the non-perishable food was damaged by the explosives over the weekend. The Center Township Trustee’s Office operates the pantry open for people to take and donate food at all times during the day.
Trustee Lisa Pierzakowski says she hopes no further acts of vandalism occur because she doesn’t want to have to remove or relocate the pantry in a high need area.
She said the pantry roughly six feet in height and made of wood is similar to the 24-hour pantry outside her office on Lincolnway near J St.