Fight Hunger. Spark Change. at Northwest Indiana Walmart and Sam’s Club Stores

Fight Hunger. Spark Change. at Northwest Indiana Walmart and Sam’s Club Stores

Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, Walmart, Sam’s Club and Feeding America Launch “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” Campaign to Combat Hunger in Lake and Porter Counties One in eight Americans in communities across the U.S. struggle with hunger, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, including one in six children who face hunger in Northwest Indiana. To raise awareness and combat the issue, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Feeding America® and Food Bank of Northwest Indiana are kicking off its sixth annual nationwide “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” (FHSC) campaign, which will run from April 22 to…Read more
Catastrophes Highlight Need For Your Generosity

Catastrophes Highlight Need For Your Generosity

Fire … dangerous cold … the longest federal government shutdown in history. This past winter, various disasters and crises left countless Northwest Indiana neighbors in a new and difficult situation, with many of them visiting the Food Bank or one of its partner pantries for the first time in their lives. Many families whose main breadwinner works for the federal government were barely making ends meet during the shutdown. Debilitating cold kept other neighbors without transportation from reaching the grocery store. When schools called snow days, some children who rely on free/reduced lunches…Read more
Major Donor Recognition Levels Revealed

Major Donor Recognition Levels Revealed

As we become more deeply rooted in the communities we're serving, your generosity remains at the heart of all we are able to accomplish. To honor our leading donors to the Fighting Hunger, Growing Hope campaign, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is erecting a special donor wall of recognition. As an individual donor, family, and/or organization/business, you are invited to add your name at one of the following investment levels. Please consider making a one-time donation to the Fighting Hunger, Growing Hope campaign and secure your personalized leaf today. Or, if you'd prefer to…Read more
2018 Christmas Dinner at Texas Corral

2018 Christmas Dinner at Texas Corral

Texas Corral Provides Free Christmas Day Meal to Families in Need Texas Corral restaurant in Merrillville will host its 3rd Annual Christmas Dinner on Tuesday, December 25th, to provide a free holiday meal to individuals and families in need across the Region. General Manager Craig Carnagey, in coordination with the Texas Corral organization, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, and other community partners, hopes to spread cheer and goodwill to the many folks struggling with hunger and other challenging circumstances this holiday season. The Christmas dinner will be served between 11am and 5pm,…Read more
Food Bank of NWI Provides Holiday Meals to 700 Families

Food Bank of NWI Provides Holiday Meals to 700 Families

Food Bank of NWI Provides Holiday Meals to 700 Families 7th Annual Hope for the Holidays food distribution provides hope, holiday food assistance to hungry neighbors December 14, 2018 (Merrillville, IN) – The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana today provided holiday food assistance to more than 500 individuals and families during its 7th annual Hope for the Holidays Mobile Marketplace distribution, sponsored by Legacy Foundation and NIPSCO. A special holiday Mobile Marketplace distribution was also held last Saturday, December 8, in Valparaiso and served more than 200 families. “We know the holidays can…Read more
Food Bank Receives $5,000 Joy in Childhood Foundation Grant

Food Bank Receives $5,000 Joy in Childhood Foundation Grant

Food Bank of Northwest Indiana Receives $5,000 Grant from Joy in Childhood Foundation in Celebration of Giving Tuesday Funds will support hunger relief programs for children in Lake and Porter Counties  (Merrillville, IN) (November 27, 2018) – The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana recently announced  it has received a $5,000 grant from the Joy in Childhood Foundation, which is powered by Dunkin' and Baskin-Robbins, and brings the simple joys of childhood to kids battling hunger or illness. Funding from the grant will support the Food Bank’s childhood hunger relief programs, including BackPack, Summer Food…Read more
Mobile Marketplace visits local schools, provides food assistance to students and families

Mobile Marketplace visits local schools, provides food assistance to students and families

Food Bank of Northwest Indiana Fights Childhood Hunger with Mobile Marketplace in Schools In 2018, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana Mobile Marketplace began visiting area schools and after-school programs to better address childhood hunger and provide more complete food assistance to working families with schoolchildren. The mobile food distribution program has traveled to a different community almost every week for the past seven years, providing food assistance to as many as 250 families some weeks. “Between growing food deserts, a lack of reliable transportation and financial limitations, many families in Northwest Indiana…Read more
Food Bank Announces $4m Capital Campaign for a New Facility

Food Bank Announces $4m Capital Campaign for a New Facility

Food Bank Announces $4m Capital Campaign for a New Facility Make a Capital Campaign Donation The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana today announced it has raised $2.5 million, more than half of its $4 million capital campaign goal. The Food Bank announced the public phase of its campaign during an unveiling event at its new facility in Merrillville. The Fighting Hunger, Building Hope capital campaign for a new facility is a critical effort for the Food Bank to increase its capacity to distribute more nutritious food to the community, as well as develop…Read more
Announcing Mobile Marketplace 2018

Announcing Mobile Marketplace 2018

Mobile Marketplace Provides Fresh, Nutritious Food to the Region The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is excited to announce Mobile Marketplace, a mobile food distribution program to provide greater food access for individuals and families across Lake and Porter counties. Formerly known as Pantry on the Go, the inaugural Mobile Marketplace will take place Wednesday, March 28 from 4:00 to 6:00pm at New Creation Ministry in Highland (9738 Fifth Street). “This program is a critical effort to ensure every person in our community has access to the nutrition they need and deserve,” said…Read more

Northwest Indiana Law Firms Raise The Bar Through March Against Hunger

Feeding Indiana’s Hungry and the Indiana State Bar Association are hosting the 10th annual March Against Hunger. March Against Hunger is a virtual food drive competition among law firms that benefits food banks around the state. The campaign begins on March 1st and runs through March 31st. Northwest Indiana law firms can participate by visiting https://foodbanknwi.org/donate-online/ and including "March Against Hunger" and the name of your firm in the comments section. The winner in each of the categories below will be presented with the “Attorney General’s Plate,” and receive social media and advertised recognition! Solo…Read more