Strack & Van Til Customers Raise $194,774 for Checkout Challenge

Strack & Van Til Customers Raise $194,774 for Checkout Challenge

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana announced the results of the 2019 Strack & Van Til Checkout Challenge, which raised a record-breaking $194,774 to benefit individuals and families facing hunger in the Region. The amount represents the combined efforts of customers across Northwest Indiana choosing to “round up” their bill at the register when shopping at the 20 Strack & Van Til stores in the area. “This year’s Checkout Challenge results reveal the tremendous impact of a community rallying together to help our neighbors”, said Victor A. Garcia, Executive Director of the Food…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

Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation Provides $5,000 to Food Insecure Mothers & Children

Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is excited to receive a $5,000 grant from the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation. The funds were made possible through donations from Alpha Gamma Delta sisters, family, and friends. The grant will be used to provide direct food assistance to food insecure mothers and children---in partnership with Geminus Foundation. “The short-term goals for this project are to increase food access to vulnerable pregnant women and new parents thus reducing ACEs and financial stressors. The long-term goals are to reduce the infant mortality rate in Lake County while also building…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

Lake County Foundations Unite To Provide $12,500 for Emergency Food Assistance

       Through a united effort to provide emergency food assistance, Legacy Foundation, Foundations of East Chicago, and Crown Point Community Foundation presented the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana with a $12,500 grant award. The contribution will support new programming focused on serving community members most affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. This includes: Targeted Mobile Market Food Distributions for Displaced/Unemployed Individuals in the restaurant, hospitality, and retail industries, experiencing immediate loss of income. Senior Food Box Deliveries for high risk, shut in, lacking transportation, or do not qualify for any type of government assistance. The contribution…Read more

Fifth Third Invests $10,000 to Support Food Assistance During COVID-19 Crisis

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is pleased to announce a $10,000 contribution from Fifth Third Bank to assist with COVID-19 emergency food assistance. “We are in the midst of an unprecedented time, but will get through it on the strength of our community”, said Victor A. Garcia, Executive Director. “The gift from Fifth Third helps with the increased capacity demanded by our neighbors in need during this time of crisis”. The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana continues to adjust operations to address the increased need for food assistance resulting from the COVID-19…Read more

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