EDITORIAL: Food pantry needs bigger, better facilities

As featured in the Times of Northwest Indiana.   March 05, 2015 12:00 am The Times Editorial BoardThe Northwest Indiana Food Bank wants to feed the hungry, but it’s being held back by lack of space. The food bank distributed 5.2 million pounds of food last year to the 98 food pantries it serves in Lake and Porter counties and through other programs, including Senior Pac, Pantry on the Go and school backpack programs. That's roughly equivalent to 4.5 million meals for 412,402 individuals in 145,464 households. While that seems like a lot,…Read more