Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is excited to receive a $5,000 grant from the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation. The funds were made possible through donations from Alpha Gamma Delta sisters, family, and friends. The grant will be used to provide direct food assistance to food insecure mothers and children—in partnership with Geminus Foundation. “The short-term goals for this project are to increase food access to vulnerable pregnant women and new parents thus reducing ACEs and financial stressors. The long-term goals are to reduce the infant mortality rate in Lake County while also building a future generation better prepared for success and self-sustainability”, said Victor A. Garcia, CEO of the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.

The families selected will be enrolled into the Food Bank’s Pantry Pack program, which provides approximately 25 pounds of nutritious groceries bi-monthly. Clients will receive groceries during regularly scheduled appointments or visits with Geminus staff.

“Community partners like the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation are critical to the mission of the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana”, said Garcia. “This is a pilot program that allows us the opportunity explore the feasibility of providing regular food assistance through partners like Geminus, with already existing clients who identify as food insecure”.