Indiana National Guard Supports the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

Indiana National Guard Supports the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Governor Eric Holcomb has deployed the Indiana National Guard to help six food banks address the growing need for food assistance. “The food banks are in Marion County (2), Bloomington, Lafayette, Fort Wayne & Merrillville. The Indiana National Guard will work at mobile food distribution sites across the State”, said Governor Holcomb. Today, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana welcomed 12 troops to support increased emergency assistance operations, working alongside staff, and filling critical volunteer roles. The Guard will work with staff during business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm, with…Read more
New Statewide Map for Hoosiers Seeking Food Assistance

New Statewide Map for Hoosiers Seeking Food Assistance

New, interactive online tool will make it easier for families to find food resources near home; site will be updated to reflect current openings and closures INDIANAPOLIS– The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, in partnership with the state’s  food banks, the Indy Hunger Network and Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, has developed a statewide, interactive map that will help Hoosiers seeking food assistance find what they need. The map is online here, and will be prominently featured at www.fssa.in.gov. The map can be used on desktop/laptop computers and mobile devices. “Many Hoosiers’ situations have…Read more
Case Statement for Emergency Support – COVID-19 Response

Case Statement for Emergency Support – COVID-19 Response

When our neighbors are struggling, the Food Bank is there – every day of the year. Our efficient work and network of community partners means that we are uniquely prepared to respond to crises. Thanks in part to our generous donors, we have a proud history of supporting our neighbors as they prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters of all types. With our community in the grips of COVID-19, we are adjusting our operations to meet the increased needs of today while preparing for continued challenges in the weeks and months…Read more
Emergency Food Assistance Plan

Emergency Food Assistance Plan

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana extends our gratitude to our entire network of partners, donors, volunteers, and friends who have rallied together to help us serve our neighbors in the Region. “We are positioning our operations and inventory to adequately address the growing needs of our community by providing food assistance and other critical resources,” said Victor A. Garcia, Executive Director. “Our distribution, delivery, and pickup programs remain open and will continue as such with the utmost caution and preparedness to ensure that children, seniors, limited-resourced families, and others who need it,…Read more
Coronavirus Response – Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

Coronavirus Response – Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

As the situation with CORONAVIRUS (also known as COVID-19) continues to evolve, the Food Bank of Northwest is proactively taking measures to ensure that our hunger relief resources and services continue to be available to individuals and families facing hunger in Lake and Porter Counties. Currently, all distribution, delivery, and pickup programs remain open and will continue as such with the utmost caution and preparedness to ensure that children, seniors, limited-resourced families, and others who need it---have food critical to their health and well being. To help us address the growing demand, DONATE…Read more
Welcome Executive Director Victor A. Garcia

Welcome Executive Director Victor A. Garcia

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is pleased to announce the arrival of our new Executive Director, Victor A. Garcia. Victor comes with a wealth of experience and executive leadership in the nonprofit and business sector. Victor plans to execute the strategic priorities of the Food Bank and lead the organization in the next stages of growth, increasing our impact and service to the community. Victor recently served as Vice President, Strategic Partnerships at Mental Health America of Northwest Indiana. His experience includes both nonprofit and corporate management, as well as serving as…Read more
Strack and Van Til Presents $25,000 #HungerActionMatch

Strack and Van Til Presents $25,000 #HungerActionMatch

It’s hard to think, work, and play on an empty stomach... yet thousands of Northwest Indiana neighbors face hunger every day. This September, we’re making it fun and easy for you and your family to step up and help end hunger for kids, adults, and seniors struggling with food insecurity in Lake and Porter Counties. Our Premier Partner, Strack & Van Til, is leading the charge this September with a special dollar-for-dollar match on gifts made to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana during Hunger Action Month...up to a total of $25,000! That means…Read more
Giving campaign has record-breaking year in support of hunger relief

Giving campaign has record-breaking year in support of hunger relief

Walmart, Sam’s Club’s “Fight Hunger. Spark Change” Campaign Raises Over $60,000 to Fight Hunger in Northwest Indiana Walmart stores across Northwest Indiana helped to raise $60,006.29 for Lake and Porter County families in need through Walmart and Sam’s Club’s “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign. In its sixth year, Walmart and Sam’s Club engaged 18 suppliers and the public in its nationwide campaign that raises money for local food banks and brings national attention to the issue of hunger. In Northwest Indiana, one in eight people struggles to put food on their tables, including…Read more
Jewel-Osco and Hunger Is Provide Summer Breakfasts for Hungry Kids in Northwest Indiana

Jewel-Osco and Hunger Is Provide Summer Breakfasts for Hungry Kids in Northwest Indiana

Jewel-Osco, Hunger Is Supports a Hunger-Free Summer in the Region 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. Thanks to dedicated community partners and donors, the Food Bank is working to ensure hungry kids and teens have the nutrition they need during the summertime. To support these efforts, Food Bank was recently awarded a $4,585 Hunger Is grant from the Albertsons Foundation, doing…Read more
Food Bank Goes Nose to Nose For Childhood Hunger

Food Bank Goes Nose to Nose For Childhood Hunger

Red Nose Day Grant Feeds Hungry Kids, Supports the BackPack Program   Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is proud to be a partner of Red Nose Day USA, helping to end childhood poverty and provide hunger relief in our community. Red Nose Day is all about making it fun to come together to raise money and awareness for children who need our help most—in our community, across the country, and around the world. More than 50,000 young students in Lake and Porter County rely on free and reduced price meals during the school…Read more