Legacy Foundation funds SNAP Outreach Program

Legacy Foundation funds SNAP Outreach Program

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana recently launched its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), funded by a $15,000 grant from the Legacy Foundation and additional funding from the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA.) SNAP provides access to food to nearly 800,000 Hoosiers, including working families, seniors, and other vulnerable individuals who are struggling to regularly put food on the table. “Legacy Foundation is pleased to continue supporting the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana by helping fund SNAP expansion.  SNAP serves as our first line of defense against hunger.  Increasing participation in…Read more
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Commits More Than $650,000 to the Fight Food Insecurity

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Commits More Than $650,000 to the Fight Food Insecurity

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana announced today that it will commit $661,000 over the next three years to Community Harvest Food Bank, Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank, and Hoosier Hills Food Bank. This funding will help the food banks expand their ability to deliver healthy food to Hoosiers and host additional mobile food distribution events. Anthem’s support of these food banks expands on the company’s history of supporting Indiana’s residents and communities in addressing the many factors that influence health, including access to healthy food.…Read more
Strack & Van Til Partner with Kellogg to Address Summer Hunger for Children

Strack & Van Til Partner with Kellogg to Address Summer Hunger for Children

Kellogg Company is teaming up with Strack & Van Til and the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana to address summer hunger among children in the Region. Starting June 2nd, Kellogg’s will donate 1 meal for every box of participating cereal purchased at any Strack & Van Til store. At the end of the campaign, a donation will be made to the Food Bank. “During the summer months, when school is out of session, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana steps in with programming to fill the summer meal gap that children face”, said…Read more
The Cleveland-Cliffs Foundation Contributes $250,000

The Cleveland-Cliffs Foundation Contributes $250,000

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. recently announced a $1 million contribution, through the Cleveland-Cliffs Foundation, to 44 food banks throughout the United States, providing up to 10 million meals. The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is one of the beneficiaries receiving $250,000. In December 2020, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. acquired ArcelorMittal USA which included 7500 employees in the region and two of the Region’s cornerstone steel production sites at Indiana Harbor and Burns Harbor. Lourenco Goncalves, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer said, “We sadly recognize that, throughout the United States and Canada, millions of households are experiencing…Read more
Strack & Van Til Customers Raise $232,306 Through Checkout Challenge

Strack & Van Til Customers Raise $232,306 Through Checkout Challenge

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana and Premier Partner Strack & Van Til announced the results of the 2020 Checkout Challenge.  Through a unified effort of 20 stores and cashiers, Strack & Van Til customers raised a record-breaking $232,306.56 to benefit food insecure individuals and families in the Region. During November & December, customers were asked to “round-up” their grocery bill at the register. “I am so proud of our community and the Strack & Van Til customers.  Those pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters that were donated at the end of every grocery…Read more
Local Civic Leaders Amplify Contribution to Provide 600,000 Meals

Local Civic Leaders Amplify Contribution to Provide 600,000 Meals

Near the end of 2020, local Civic Leaders, Tom Sourlis & Sue Eleuterio issued a holiday challenge to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, offering to match all donations up to $100,000 through December 31st. “Tom & Sue wanted to directly address the rising demand for food assistance in the Region, while also inspiring others to do the same, through the Half Million Meal Match”, said Victor A. Garcia, CEO of the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana. “The Match opened up the opportunity to provide approximately 600,000 meals for our community”, said Garcia.…Read more
“Round Up” to Fight Hunger at Strack & Van Til this Holiday

“Round Up” to Fight Hunger at Strack & Van Til this Holiday

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is teaming up with Premier Partner Strack & Van Til in November and December to raise funds for hunger relief efforts across the Region this holiday season. The Checkout Challenge encourages shoppers to “round up” their bill when shopping at Strack & Van Til or Town & Country stores now through January 3rd, with the difference going to support the Food Bank’s hunger relief efforts in Northwest Indiana. “The Round Up campaign is proof that every little bit counts, and even loose change can make a huge…Read more
COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

These are challenging times for us all. Thank you for diving in to ensure that our neighbors could rely on the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana as a source of support. Many of our neighbors are turning to us for the first time in their lives. Others need us more than ever before. The work of the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana has never been so critical. During this crisis, your support has allowed us to: Increase Lake County individuals served by 70% since February Increase Porter County individuals served by 40% since…Read more
$240,000 Raised for Community Strong Emergency Relief Match

$240,000 Raised for Community Strong Emergency Relief Match

One month ago, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana was issued a challenge, inspired by the generosity of Civic Leaders, Tom Sourlis and Sue Eleuterio. Charged to raise matching funds of $125,000, the Food Bank reached out to YOU, our NW Indiana community for help. Knowing the impact that these funds would have on our struggling neighbors during this critical time, YOU responded to help us far exceed the goal. TOGETHER, we raised more than $240,000 towards the “Community Strong Emergency Relief Match”, nearly double Tom and Sue’s challenge amount. Combined, the total amount provides 1,095,000 meals. And the timing…Read more
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