#GivingFoodsDay!

#GivingFoodsDay!

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is proud to be part of an amazing and generous community that gives back and supports the many kids, adults, and seniors struggling with hunger all year long. #GivingFoodsDay is an opportunity to make a big difference in our community, encourage others to join the fight against hunger in Northwest Indiana, and help bring about even greater change for our neighbors in need. DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT WITH THREE SQUARE SOCIETY Three Square Society is a monthly giving program that allows you to make a big impact, a little at…Read more
Dollars to Donuts, Dunkin’ Makes a Difference in NWI

Dollars to Donuts, Dunkin’ Makes a Difference in NWI

Dunkin’ Brands Midwest Chapter Donates $20,000, volunteers to help fight hunger at Food Bank of Northwest Indiana On Wednesday, October 19, Dunkin’ Brands Midwest Chapter presented a $20,000 donation to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana to support hunger relief programs, services, and volunteer efforts.  More than 35 employees from Dunkin Donuts stores across the Region also volunteered in the afternoon as part of a company-wide service event supporting the Dunkin Brands’ Joy of Childhood Foundation. The Dunkin’ Brands Midwest Chapter alone—encompassing a seven state territory—held 18 volunteer events and gave out more…Read more
BackPack to School to Fight Childhood Hunger

BackPack to School to Fight Childhood Hunger

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana’s Portage BackPack Program has grown from providing weekend meals to 10 children in one Portage Township School, to 160 children across all 11 Portage Township Schools.  But the need is still great, and Portage Township Schools would like to double the amount of children that are served each weekend of the school year. Portage Township Schools has received amazing support from the community and hopes to increase awareness of the program, as well as financial resources, through their first fundraiser: BackPack to School.  As always, 100% of the money raised will go to feeding…Read more
The Hunger Hustle 5K

The Hunger Hustle 5K

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is proud to announce that the 2016 Hunger Hustle, a 5k Walk/Run to help fight hunger in the Region, will be held on October 1 at Oak Ridge  in Griffith, Indiana.  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1 8AM registration | 9AM race begins $10/person to register Fundraise an additional $40/person* to get a limited edition Hunger Hustle 2016 t-shirt! REGISTER NOW! The Hunger Hustle 5K is a family-friendly event that inspires the community to join the fight against hunger and help provide nutritious meals for individuals and families in need. Hunger exists in…Read more
Behind-the-Scenes at the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

Behind-the-Scenes at the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

Every day, the dedicated staff and volunteers at the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana work to fight hunger and feed hope to neighbors in need across Lake and Porter counties. But what exactly goes into powering the Region’s only Food Bank and leading hunger-fighting organization? Check out the video below and take a behind-the-scenes look at how the staff, volunteers, and community work together to feed thousands of hungry individuals and families across the Region.Read more
Protein by the truckload fuels hope for hungry communities

Protein by the truckload fuels hope for hungry communities

On Tuesday, June 28, Dutch Farms, Inc. donated a truckload of 10,800 dozen eggs to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana. The eggs will be distributed through the Food Bank’s 120+ partner food pantries, soup kitchens, and other agencies and will provide 13,500 meals to individuals and families struggling with hunger across Lake and Porter counties. More than 100,000 people in Lake and Porter counties—or one in six—are considered food insecure, meaning they have limited or uncertain access to nutritionally adequate food at some point during the year. The Food Bank distributes more…Read more
The Soirée

The Soirée

You're invited to help fight hunger and enjoy some of the Region's best food, drinks, and entertainment                    BUY TICKETS                  Read more
Pantry on the Go

Pantry on the Go

Pantry on the Go kicked off its 6th year of fighting hunger and feeding hope in Northwest Indiana! Every week from March to December, Pantry on the Go serves up to 250 families by visiting locations across Northwest Indiana where assistance is truly needed. The program serves more than 350,000 meals annually by distributing proteins, grains, fruits and vegetables, and other food items to families in need.   Thanks to the continued support of your local McDonald's of Northwest Indiana, the program has been serving communities across Lake and Porter Counties since 2010. Hundreds of…Read more
Spread the Love

Spread the Love

A special thanks to all the individuals, schools, and groups that helped spread some love to their hungry neighbors across the Region by hosting a peanut butter drive this past February. Why peanut butter? The Food Bank distributes nearly 100,000 jars of peanut butter through the year! Packed with protein, peanut butter can give children, adults, and seniors struggling with hunger the energy they need to get through the day. It can also be kept for longer periods of time without spoiling, making it a great product for our partner food pantries. How can you…Read more
Host a Food Drive

Host a Food Drive

The Food Bank relies on the help and contribution of the community every single day to meet the needs of individuals and families across the Region. During the months of November and December more than 60 individual food drives were held across the Region to benefit the Food Bank! THANK YOU to every individual, group, and organization that helped fight hunger and provide meals to the many children, adults, and seniors struggling with hunger. But for nearly 100,000 folks in our community, hunger doesn't end with the holidays. It's never too late to get involved and host…Read more