Strack & Van Til Holiday Giving Campaign Raises $165,020 for Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

Strack & Van Til Holiday Giving Campaign Raises $165,020 for Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

Strack & Van Til Holiday Giving Campaign Raises $165,020 for Food Bank of Northwest Indiana Provides nearly half a million meals to hungry neighbors January 22, 2019 (Merrillville, IN) –The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana today announced the 2018 Strack & Van Til Checkout Challenge raised a record-breaking $165,020 for the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana. 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, with the difference going to support the Food Bank’s hunger relief efforts…Read more
2018 Christmas Dinner at Texas Corral

2018 Christmas Dinner at Texas Corral

Texas Corral Provides Free Christmas Day Meal to Families in Need Texas Corral restaurant in Merrillville will host its 3rd Annual Christmas Dinner on Tuesday, December 25th, to provide a free holiday meal to individuals and families in need across the Region. General Manager Craig Carnagey, in coordination with the Texas Corral organization, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, and other community partners, hopes to spread cheer and goodwill to the many folks struggling with hunger and other challenging circumstances this holiday season. The Christmas dinner will be served between 11am and 5pm,…Read more
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