NextEra Energy Resources Contributes $10,000 for COVID-19 Response

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is pleased to announce a $10,000 contribution from NextEra Energy Resources, through the NextEra Energy Foundation. The funds are part of an overall $1.5 million gift of COVID-19 emergency assistance from the NextEra Energy family of companies for partner organizations across the country. The emergency funds, provided by the NextEra Energy Foundation, will be distributed to organizations working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis to provide critical support to the most vulnerable members of our communities. “As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, we are committed to assisting…Read more

Lake Area United Way Contributes $20,000 To Address Food Insecurity Among Special Needs Individuals

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana received $20,000 from Lake Area United Way to address food insecurity among special needs individuals.  The Food Bank will work in partnership with TradeWinds to provide "Pantry Pack", a monthly grocery delivery program specifically for individuals with special needs.   "We have 50 clients who struggle with food insecurities during any given month. As they pay rent, utilities, medical needs, and other necessities, the household funds are stretched thin, Most of the households are below the poverty threshold with 72% of our client incomes below $20,000 annually…Read more
Community Strong Emergency Relief Match

Community Strong Emergency Relief Match

DONATE NOW! UPDATE: $240,000 Raised. THANK YOU Northwest Indiana! Civic leaders Tom Sourlis and Sue Eleuterio have generously offered to match all donations to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, dollar for dollar, during the month of April---up to $125,000. This gesture of compassion and support comes as we increase our emergency relief efforts to address the consistently growing need in our community amid the COVID-19 crisis. Will you help us take full advantage of the match to support the increased immediate costs associated with acquiring and distributing food to people in need…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
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
Hope For The Holidays

Hope For The Holidays

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is providing holiday food assistance to more than 800 families during its annual “Hope For The Holidays” Mobile Markets. The Lake County distribution will take place on Saturday, December 14th, 8am -10am, at the Food Bank, 6490 Broadway, Merrillville. The Porter County Distribution will take place on Saturday, December 21st, 10am – 12pm, at St. Teresa of Avila, 1604 East Lincolnway, Valparaiso, and is sponsored by the Porter County Community Foundation. “The holidays bring a different set of challenges for individuals and families who are already struggling…Read more
300 Thanksgiving Meals from Strack & Van Til and Partners

300 Thanksgiving Meals from Strack & Van Til and Partners

Strack & Van Til and several of their vendors partner with the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana to provide 300 local families in need with Thanksgiving meal assistance. The Mobile Market food distribution will provide individuals and families with food for a complete Thanksgiving meal, including a turkey, vegetables, and other side items. The distributions are open to all Northwest Indiana residents in need of food assistance, and are first-come, first-served until the end of the distribution or all meals have been served. The distribution will be held on Wednesday, November 20th, 4p…Read more