C.R. England and England Logistics Launch One Initiative

C.R. England and England Logistics Launch One Initiative

A Commitment to Fund One Million Meals for Children Annually C.R. England, one of the nation’s leaders in transportation solutions, and England Logistics, one of the nation’s top freight brokerage firms and a wholly-owned subsidiary of C.R. England, have announced the launch of the One initiative. The two companies are transitioning their corporate charitable efforts into achieving one goal: to provide one million meals annually to hungry children beginning in 2018. “Reducing the impact of childhood hunger is what we hope to accomplish through the One initiative,” said Josh England, president of C.R.…Read more
Strack and Van Til Continues to Fight Hunger in the Region

Strack and Van Til Continues to Fight Hunger in the Region

Strack & Van Til recently presented the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana with a check for $154,090.28. This balance accumulated during the Checkout Challenge that took place at all Strack & Van Til locations in November and December of 2017. The Checkout Challenge encourages customers to "round-up" their bill at the register to aide in the fight against hunger! The combined efforts of customers across Northwest Indiana amounts to over 462,000 meals which will feed many seniors, adults, and children throughout the Region. To celebrate the top performing cashiers from the Checkout Challenge, the…Read more
Spread the Love

Spread the Love

Peanut butter is a staple in more than 91% of American households, thanks to its nutritious qualities and kid-friendly taste. It’s also one of the most popular and valuable food items for our partner pantries. Our goal is to collect 25,000 jars of peanut butter by March 16th—and we need your help! Host a peanut butter drive and help the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana Spread the Love to our neighbors in need this February. Collect as many jars of nutritious, protein-packed peanut butter as possible to support individuals and families struggling with…Read more
Free Christmas Dinner at Texas Corral

Free Christmas Dinner at Texas Corral

FREE Christmas Dinner for People and Families in Need Texas Corral restaurant in Merrillville (312 W 81st Avenue), in partnership with the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, is opening its doors on Monday, December 25th, to provide a Christmas meal to 700 people in need. From 11am to 4:30pm, the restaurant will be offering a traditional holiday meal at no cost to individuals and families struggling with hunger across Northwest Indiana. “We want to open our doors and share the holidays with individuals and families in need — those who are hungry, homeless,…Read more
Food Bank and Strack & Van Til Team up to Fight Holiday Hunger

Food Bank and Strack & Van Til Team up to Fight Holiday Hunger

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is teaming up with Strack and Van Til this November and December to raise funds for hunger relief efforts across the Region. The Checkout Challenge encourages shoppers to “round up” their bill when shopping at Strack and Van Til or Town and Country stores now through December, 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 difference. Each dollar raised will provide…Read more
DUNKIN’ DONATES

DUNKIN’ DONATES

Through the Joy in Childhood Foundation, Dunkin’ Brands focuses on bringing joy to sick and hungry kids. To reflect this mission, the Dunkin’ Brands Midwest Chapter visited the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana on Thursday, October 19, to present a donation of $10,000. These funds will be used to ensure that children throughout the Region have the nutrition they need. In addition to this generous donation, employees from Dunkin’ Brands Midwest Chapter spent the day volunteering their time to aid in the fight against hunger. This hard-working group of volunteers sorted and packed…Read more
Share your #HealthySelfie to Fight Hunger this September

Share your #HealthySelfie to Fight Hunger this September

Show Off Your #HealthySelfie to Raise Awareness of Hunger in our Community Nearly 100,000 people in Northwest Indiana face hunger. We want all of our neighbors to have the nutrition they need to thrive, and we're challenging you to help make that happen. Share your #healthyselfie this September, and pledge to take action against hunger by volunteering, donating, or advocating for hunger relief in our community. And don't forget to challenge your friends to do the same! “It takes more than just a few people fighting hunger to make a difference—it takes a…Read more
September is Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month

TAKE ACTION AGAINST HUNGER THIS SEPTEMBER Food Bank of Northwest Indiana kicks off Hunger Action Month with mobile markets, distributes fresh fruit and veggies to 1000 local families in September This September, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana asks the community to mobilize across Lake and Porter counties to fight hunger in the Region. To encourage the community’s participation and provide critical food assistance to people facing hunger across the Region, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana will kick off Hunger Action Month with two special distributions to provide food assistance to 1,000 local…Read more
Take a Hike and Help Fight Hunger in Northwest Indiana

Take a Hike and Help Fight Hunger in Northwest Indiana

Hunger exists in every community across the Region, and we want to ensure that all of our neighbors have the nutrition they need to thrive. The Hunger Hike is a family-friendly event, bringing hundreds of people from across Northwest Indiana together to raise awareness and funds for the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana’s network of food pantries and soup kitchens. Your team or individual fundraising will bring hope to thousands of people across Lake and Porter counties. Join a Team or Register as an Individual Now Click "TICKETS" to register as an individual,…Read more
Kids and Teens in Need Eat Free this Summer

Kids and Teens in Need Eat Free this Summer

The Food Bank Summer Food Service Program provides critical nutrition for young people facing hunger during the summer   For thousands of children and teens across Lake and Porter county, summer break is more than just a break from school—it’s a break from the guaranteed nutrition provided by free or reduced-priced meals provided during the school day. To help ensure that all kids have the nutrition they need during the summertime, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana will kick off its Summer Food Service Program on Monday, June 12. The program is part of…Read more