Food Bank of NWI Provides Holiday Meals to 700 Families

Food Bank of NWI Provides Holiday Meals to 700 Families

Food Bank of NWI Provides Holiday Meals to 700 Families 7th Annual Hope for the Holidays food distribution provides hope, holiday food assistance to hungry neighbors December 14, 2018 (Merrillville, IN) – The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana today provided holiday food assistance to more than 500 individuals and families during its 7th annual Hope for the Holidays Mobile Marketplace distribution, sponsored by Legacy Foundation and NIPSCO. A special holiday Mobile Marketplace distribution was also held last Saturday, December 8, in Valparaiso and served more than 200 families. “We know the holidays can…Read more
Food Bank Receives $5,000 Joy in Childhood Foundation Grant

Food Bank Receives $5,000 Joy in Childhood Foundation Grant

Food Bank of Northwest Indiana Receives $5,000 Grant from Joy in Childhood Foundation in Celebration of Giving Tuesday Funds will support hunger relief programs for children in Lake and Porter Counties  (Merrillville, IN) (November 27, 2018) – The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana recently announced  it has received a $5,000 grant from the Joy in Childhood Foundation, which is powered by Dunkin' and Baskin-Robbins, and brings the simple joys of childhood to kids battling hunger or illness. Funding from the grant will support the Food Bank’s childhood hunger relief programs, including BackPack, Summer Food…Read more
Mobile Marketplace visits local schools, provides food assistance to students and families

Mobile Marketplace visits local schools, provides food assistance to students and families

Food Bank of Northwest Indiana Fights Childhood Hunger with Mobile Marketplace in Schools In 2018, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana Mobile Marketplace began visiting area schools and after-school programs to better address childhood hunger and provide more complete food assistance to working families with schoolchildren. The mobile food distribution program has traveled to a different community almost every week for the past seven years, providing food assistance to as many as 250 families some weeks. “Between growing food deserts, a lack of reliable transportation and financial limitations, many families in Northwest Indiana…Read more
Food Bank Announces $4m Capital Campaign for a New Facility

Food Bank Announces $4m Capital Campaign for a New Facility

Food Bank Announces $4m Capital Campaign for a New Facility Make a Capital Campaign Donation The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana today announced it has raised $2.5 million, more than half of its $4 million capital campaign goal. The Food Bank announced the public phase of its campaign during an unveiling event at its new facility in Merrillville. The Fighting Hunger, Building Hope capital campaign for a new facility is a critical effort for the Food Bank to increase its capacity to distribute more nutritious food to the community, as well as develop…Read more
Announcing Mobile Marketplace 2018

Announcing Mobile Marketplace 2018

Mobile Marketplace Provides Fresh, Nutritious Food to the Region The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is excited to announce Mobile Marketplace, a mobile food distribution program to provide greater food access for individuals and families across Lake and Porter counties. Formerly known as Pantry on the Go, the inaugural Mobile Marketplace will take place Wednesday, March 28 from 4:00 to 6:00pm at New Creation Ministry in Highland (9738 Fifth Street). “This program is a critical effort to ensure every person in our community has access to the nutrition they need and deserve,” said…Read more

Northwest Indiana Law Firms Raise The Bar Through March Against Hunger

Feeding Indiana’s Hungry and the Indiana State Bar Association are hosting the 10th annual March Against Hunger. March Against Hunger is a virtual food drive competition among law firms that benefits food banks around the state. The campaign begins on March 1st and runs through March 31st. Northwest Indiana law firms can participate by visiting https://foodbanknwi.org/donate-online/ and including "March Against Hunger" and the name of your firm in the comments section. The winner in each of the categories below will be presented with the “Attorney General’s Plate,” and receive social media and advertised recognition! Solo…Read more
C.R. England and England Logistics Launch One Initiative

C.R. England and England Logistics Launch One Initiative

A Commitment to Fund One Million Meals for Children Annually C.R. England, one of the nation’s leaders in transportation solutions, and England Logistics, one of the nation’s top freight brokerage firms and a wholly-owned subsidiary of C.R. England, have announced the launch of the One initiative. The two companies are transitioning their corporate charitable efforts into achieving one goal: to provide one million meals annually to hungry children beginning in 2018. “Reducing the impact of childhood hunger is what we hope to accomplish through the One initiative,” said Josh England, president of C.R.…Read more
Strack and Van Til Continues to Fight Hunger in the Region

Strack and Van Til Continues to Fight Hunger in the Region

Strack & Van Til recently presented the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana with a check for $154,090.28. This balance accumulated during the Checkout Challenge that took place at all Strack & Van Til locations in November and December of 2017. The Checkout Challenge encourages customers to "round-up" their bill at the register to aide in the fight against hunger! The combined efforts of customers across Northwest Indiana amounts to over 462,000 meals which will feed many seniors, adults, and children throughout the Region. To celebrate the top performing cashiers from the Checkout Challenge, the…Read more
Spread the Love

Spread the Love

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 March 16th—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
Free Christmas Dinner at Texas Corral

Free Christmas Dinner at Texas Corral

FREE Christmas Dinner for People and Families in Need Texas Corral restaurant in Merrillville (312 W 81st Avenue), in partnership with the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, is opening its doors on Monday, December 25th, to provide a Christmas meal to 700 people in need. From 11am to 4:30pm, the restaurant will be offering a traditional holiday meal at no cost to individuals and families struggling with hunger across Northwest Indiana. “We want to open our doors and share the holidays with individuals and families in need — those who are hungry, homeless,…Read more