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

The Food Bank of NWI feeds those in need

January 11, 2015 10:13 am Christine Bryant Times Correspondent As featured in the Times of Northwest Indiana. Hunger doesn’t end after the holidays – there’s always a need for food. That’s the message one local non-profit organization is spreading now that the time of year when people typically are most generous is over. “Our holiday was very busy with food and fund drives throughout Lake and Porter counties,” said Erika Dahl, communications and special events manager for the Food Bank of NWI. “There are a number of generous individuals, companies and groups that…Read more

Northwest Indiana Food Bank battles longer lines, lack of space

As featured in the Times of Northwest Indiana. March 02, 2015 11:15 pm Phil Wieland, (219) 662-5324  It was the biggest year in the history of the Northwest Indiana Food Bank in 2014, but it's difficult to say if that's the good news or the bad news. The food bank moved 5.2 million pounds of food through its Gary facilities in 2014 to the 98 food pantries in Lake and Porter counties and through other programs, according to food bank officials Steve Beekman and Erika Dahl. Beekman is a deputy director and…Read more

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