Albert’s Diamond Jewelers contributed $50,000 to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana to help support local residents in need of food assistance. The donation will provide food assistance through two Food Bank programs: Mobile Market and Pantry Pack.
“I was watching television and in tears seeing the long line of cars at the Food Bank, said Fred Halpern, owner of Albert’s Diamond Jewelers. “I talked to my son Josh, and said we have to help”, said Halpern.
The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is partnering with Albert’s on several special projects to address the need and support families still affected by the devastation of the pandemic. Included in the plans are 3 large Mobile Market food distributions between March and August and a special Easter Mobile Market food distribution. Through the partnership, Alberts will also be providing monthly groceries through the Pantry Pack program for limited-income pregnant women, home bound seniors, and food insecure youth who are a part of the juvenile justice system.
“Albert’s has been a pillar in the Region for many years. It’s an honor to work with them in this capacity to support the community that supports them”, said Victor A. Garcia, CEO of the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana. “The need for food continues to stay at the high levels influenced by COVID-19. This type of generosity and support helps guarantee that the Food Bank can continue service at the magnitude necessary”, said Garcia.