Pantry on the Go

Pantry on the Go

Pantry on the Go kicked off its 6th year of fighting hunger and feeding hope in Northwest Indiana! Every week from March to December, Pantry on the Go serves up to 250 families by visiting locations across Northwest Indiana where assistance is truly needed. The program serves more than 350,000 meals annually by distributing proteins, grains, fruits and vegetables, and other food items to families in need.   Thanks to the continued support of your local McDonald's of Northwest Indiana, the program has been serving communities across Lake and Porter Counties since 2010. Hundreds of…Read more
Spread the Love

Spread the Love

A special thanks to all the individuals, schools, and groups that helped spread some love to their hungry neighbors across the Region by hosting a peanut butter drive this past February. Why peanut butter? The Food Bank distributes nearly 100,000 jars of peanut butter through the year! Packed with protein, peanut butter can give children, adults, and seniors struggling with hunger the energy they need to get through the day. It can also be kept for longer periods of time without spoiling, making it a great product for our partner food pantries. How can you…Read more
Stracks Gives Back!

Stracks Gives Back!

Strack & Van Til donated $50K of proceeds from their recent golf outing to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana! We couldn't be more excited about their dedication to support hunger relief in their community. Read more about the event and see additional photos HERE.Read more
Mobile Markets – Lake & Porter Co.

Mobile Markets – Lake & Porter Co.

Our annual Mobile Markets will again be held in September, Hunger Action Month. In 2015 we fed 1,000 families through our Mobile Markets. Follow us on Facebook or check back in 2016 for details on 2016's Mobile Markets.   Please note, if you are a resident of Lake County, you should attend the Lake County event. Porter County residents should attend the Porter County event. All of our markets are first-come, first-served. Please bring bags and boxes to carry your items and proof of county residency. Thank you to Anthem BlueCross BlueShield for…Read more
Fresh Mobile Market

Fresh Mobile Market

We are excited to partner with the Boys and Girls Club of Porter County to offer fresh produce to Club families. This is a pilot program and we hope that we will receive additional funding to continue this market annually. Offering fresh produce promotes healthy eating at an early age. We often can fill our grocery carts with as much produce as we would like - this is a great opportunity to get fruits and vegetables to the youth at the Boys and Girls Club. Stay tuned for more information in the future…Read more
Tragic Loss

Tragic Loss

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana lost a beloved and dedicated employee, Ronald Mayes in a tragic accident. Some of our staff will be taking personal time away from work; please bear with us as we work through the loss of a valuable team member and friend. Our office remain open and our Pantry on the Go schedule will not change. Please keep Ronald's family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Ronald will be missed by all of us at the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.  Read more
Summer Food Drive

Summer Food Drive

Visit one of McColly's locations to drop of food donations. For more information about hosting a food and fund drive, click HERE.Read more

Shred Event and Food Drive – Hosted by BMO Harris Bank East Chicago

BMO Harris Bank located at 2409 E. 141st Street in East Chicago will host a community shred event in their parking lot on July 10th from 11am to 2pm. They will be collecting canned food items at the shred event. BMO Harris Bank will be hosting a month long food drive from June 15th until July 15th. All items collected will be donated to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.Read more