The Brazil Board of Public Works and Safety put the finishing touches on one of the most needed and best government programs I’ve heard of in a long time. I’m talking about the four food distribution programs co-sponsored by the city of Brazil, the Senior Citizen Center and the Clay County emergency food pantry.
On Wednesday, the Board of Public Works and Safety held a required public hearing to get input from the community to be passed on to the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. The $75,000 received from the federal government through the state to the city was used to buy fresh beef, vegetables and hygiene products. So in addition to helping hundreds of people (there were about 1,000 packets of products distributed that were each consumed by multiple people) Local businesses made a profit and also gave back to our community.
Praise came in from people far outside Clay County who learned what Brazil did through social media and expressed their appreciation for our city
Far too often people say politicians are only out for themselves but anyone who heard about this food distribution program knew that in Brazil, Indiana, there live civic leaders who really care about their neighbors.