Kids and Teens in Need Eat Free this Summer

Kids and Teens in Need Eat Free this Summer

The Food Bank Summer Food Service Program provides critical nutrition for young people facing hunger during the summer   For thousands of children and teens across Lake and Porter county, summer break is more than just a break from school—it’s a break from the guaranteed nutrition provided by free or reduced-priced meals provided during the school day. To help ensure that all kids have the nutrition they need during the summertime, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana will kick off its Summer Food Service Program on Monday, June 12. The program is part of…Read more
The Soirée 2017

The Soirée 2017

Held at the historic Gary Aquatorium in Marquette Park, The Soirée showcases some of the best tastes, sights, and sounds from around the Region, all while raising money to feed individuals and families struggling with hunger in our community. BUY TICKETS FEATURING ACF Chefs of Northwest Indiana Asparagus Restaurant I'Scream & Cookies It's Time 2 Eat BBQ Ivy Tech Community College - East Chicago Region Ale Strack & Van Til Sun King Brewing Company Tapas Cafe Timbrook Kitchens Whole Foods Market - Schererville With Live Music from The Calumet Ridge Jazz Ensemble FEATURED SPONSORS Strack…Read more
Food Bank and McDonald’s fight hunger with Pantry on the Go

Food Bank and McDonald’s fight hunger with Pantry on the Go

Pantry on the Go Kicks Off its 7th Year of Fighting Hunger and Feeding Hope in the Region Pantry on the Go, the mobile food distribution program that serves more than 350,000 individuals in Northwest Indiana each year, will return for its seventh consecutive year in 2017. The program year kicks off Wednesday, March 29 at the Banta Center in Valparaiso (605 Beach Street) and continues through the end of the year. Locations for Pantry on the Go are posted on the Food Bank’s website each month and updates are regularly available on Facebook and…Read more
Strack & Van Til Holiday Giving Campaign Raises $91,008 for the Food Bank

Strack & Van Til Holiday Giving Campaign Raises $91,008 for the Food Bank

Strack & Van Til and the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana Team Up to Fight Hunger in the Region Strack & Van Til recently presented a check for $91,008 to the Food Bank, the results of the local grocery store chain's 2016 holiday Checkout Challenge to fight hunger. That amount represents the combined efforts of customers across Northwest Indiana choosing to “round up” their bill when shopping at area Strack & Van Til stores, Ultra Foods, and Town & Country Market throughout November and December of last year. “We are grateful to Strack & Van…Read more
Spread the Love to our Neighbors in Need this February

Spread the Love to our Neighbors in Need this February

Peanut butter is a staple in more than 91% of American households, thanks to its nutritious qualities and kid-friendly taste. It’s also one of the most popular and valuable food items for our partner pantries. Our goal is to collect 25,000 jars of peanut butter by February 28th—and we need your help! Host a peanut butter drive and help the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana Spread the Love to our neighbors in need this February. Collect as many jars of nutritious, protein-packed peanut butter* as possible to support individuals and families struggling with…Read more
Texas Corral and the Food Bank Serve 1,000 on Christmas Day

Texas Corral and the Food Bank Serve 1,000 on Christmas Day

Working Together to Fight Holiday Hunger On Sunday, December 25, Texas Corral restaurant in Merrillville, in partnership with the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, served Christmas dinner to more than 1000 people in need. The restaurant opened its doors from 11am to 5pm to offer a warm meal at no cost to individuals and families struggling with hunger across Northwest Indiana. “The Christmas spirit is alive and well in 2016,” said Anthony Moniuszko, General Manager of the Texas Corral restaurant in Merrillville. “When you see the expressions of joy and happiness on the…Read more
Community Leaders Serve Breakfast, Fight Hunger this Holiday

Community Leaders Serve Breakfast, Fight Hunger this Holiday

Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, NIPSCO and Round the Clock Partner to Feed More Hungry People During the Holidays On Friday, December 2, The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana kicked off its annual Hope for the Holidays effort at a special breakfast event at Round the Clock Restaurant in Highland. Community leaders helped greet guests, serve coffee, and spread greater awareness of the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana's mission of fighting hunger in Northwest Indiana. NIPSCO, sponsor of this year's Hope for the Holidays, presented a $10,000 donation to the Food Bank during the…Read more

RED NOSE DAY GRANT HELPS FIGHT HUNGER, SUPPORTS CHILDREN IN NEED IN EAST CHICAGO October, 2016 (Gary, IN) – The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana announced that it has received a $10,990 grant from the Red Nose Day Fund, which will be used to support children at risk of hunger through its BackPack Program. This latest contribution from Red Nose Day will impact children in need in East Chicago. Through the power of entertainment, Red Nose Day raises awareness and money to end child poverty, supporting programs that help to keep kids safe, healthy and…Read more
#GivingFoodsDay!

#GivingFoodsDay!

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is proud to be part of an amazing and generous community that gives back and supports the many kids, adults, and seniors struggling with hunger all year long. #GivingFoodsDay is an opportunity to make a big difference in our community, encourage others to join the fight against hunger in Northwest Indiana, and help bring about even greater change for our neighbors in need. DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT WITH THREE SQUARE SOCIETY Three Square Society is a monthly giving program that allows you to make a big impact, a little at…Read more
Dollars to Donuts, Dunkin’ Makes a Difference in NWI

Dollars to Donuts, Dunkin’ Makes a Difference in NWI

Dunkin’ Brands Midwest Chapter Donates $20,000, volunteers to help fight hunger at Food Bank of Northwest Indiana On Wednesday, October 19, Dunkin’ Brands Midwest Chapter presented a $20,000 donation to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana to support hunger relief programs, services, and volunteer efforts.  More than 35 employees from Dunkin Donuts stores across the Region also volunteered in the afternoon as part of a company-wide service event supporting the Dunkin Brands’ Joy of Childhood Foundation. The Dunkin’ Brands Midwest Chapter alone—encompassing a seven state territory—held 18 volunteer events and gave out more…Read more