The Soiree Virtually

The Soiree Virtually

Watch the live closeout of The Soiree Virtually, our annual event to support hunger relief. Due to COVID-19 concerns, The Soiree Virtually evolved into an online event featuring an Online Silent Auction, Wine Barrel Raffle, Mystery Bags, and two Event Live Streams hosted by The Bill and Kali Show. The event celebrates the hunger fighting heroes in our community and some of the Region's most talented musicians. The event kicked off on July 19th and will conclude on July 29th at 1p. Watch The Recording Now For additional information, please contact Amy McDunn,…Read more
COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

These are challenging times for us all. Thank you for diving in to ensure that our neighbors could rely on the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana as a source of support. Many of our neighbors are turning to us for the first time in their lives. Others need us more than ever before. The work of the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana has never been so critical. During this crisis, your support has allowed us to: Increase Lake County individuals served by 70% since February Increase Porter County individuals served by 40% since…Read more
$240,000 Raised for Community Strong Emergency Relief Match

$240,000 Raised for Community Strong Emergency Relief Match

One month ago, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana was issued a challenge, inspired by the generosity of Civic Leaders, Tom Sourlis and Sue Eleuterio. Charged to raise matching funds of $125,000, the Food Bank reached out to YOU, our NW Indiana community for help. Knowing the impact that these funds would have on our struggling neighbors during this critical time, YOU responded to help us far exceed the goal. TOGETHER, we raised more than $240,000 towards the “Community Strong Emergency Relief Match”, nearly double Tom and Sue’s challenge amount. Combined, the total amount provides 1,095,000 meals. And the timing…Read more

Lake Area United Way Gives $20,500 for COVID-19 Relief

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana received $20,500 from Lake Area United Way through the NWI COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund, supported by generous individual donors as well as corporate donations. The fund was established to support human services organizations and the individuals and families they serve who are affected directly and indirectly by the COVID-19. The funds are designated to add 2-3 temporary staff at the Food Bank to help manage the increased capacity as a result of COVID-19.  "With more individuals and families needing food than any other time in the…Read more

Enbridge Contributes 30,000 Meals to COVID-19 Relief

Enbridge donated $10,000 to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana to support food assistance to individuals and families facing hunger in the Region. "Enbridge exists to fuel people's quality of life in the communities where we live and work", said Cindy Finch Community Investment Advisor. The generous gift comes as the Food Bank of NWI is increasing capacity and operations to serve the increased need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. To address the growing need, the Food Bank has adjusted operations to provide food for those who need it most such as…Read more

First Financial Bank & First Financial Foundation Respond to COVID-19 Crisis with $10,000 Donation to Food Bank of NWI

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is pleased to announce a $10,000 contribution from First Financial Bank and First Financial Foundation to assist with COVID-19 emergency food assistance. “We are in the midst of an unprecedented time, but will get through it on the strength of our community”, said Victor A. Garcia, Executive Director. “The gift from First Financial helps with the increased capacity demanded by our neighbors in need during this time of crisis”. The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana continues to adjust operations to address the increased need for food assistance…Read more

Lake County Foundations Unite To Provide $12,500 for Emergency Food Assistance

       Through a united effort to provide emergency food assistance, Legacy Foundation, Foundations of East Chicago, and Crown Point Community Foundation presented the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana with a $12,500 grant award. The contribution will support new programming focused on serving community members most affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. This includes: Targeted Mobile Market Food Distributions for Displaced/Unemployed Individuals in the restaurant, hospitality, and retail industries, experiencing immediate loss of income. Senior Food Box Deliveries for high risk, shut in, lacking transportation, or do not qualify for any type of government assistance. The contribution…Read more

Fifth Third Invests $10,000 to Support Food Assistance During COVID-19 Crisis

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is pleased to announce a $10,000 contribution from Fifth Third Bank to assist with COVID-19 emergency food assistance. “We are in the midst of an unprecedented time, but will get through it on the strength of our community”, said Victor A. Garcia, Executive Director. “The gift from Fifth Third helps with the increased capacity demanded by our neighbors in need during this time of crisis”. The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana continues to adjust operations to address the increased need for food assistance resulting from the COVID-19…Read more

NextEra Energy Resources Contributes $10,000 for COVID-19 Response

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is pleased to announce a $10,000 contribution from NextEra Energy Resources, through the NextEra Energy Foundation. The funds are part of an overall $1.5 million gift of COVID-19 emergency assistance from the NextEra Energy family of companies for partner organizations across the country. The emergency funds, provided by the NextEra Energy Foundation, will be distributed to organizations working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis to provide critical support to the most vulnerable members of our communities. “As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, we are committed to assisting…Read more
Community Strong Emergency Relief Match

Community Strong Emergency Relief Match

DONATE NOW! UPDATE: $240,000 Raised. THANK YOU Northwest Indiana! Civic leaders Tom Sourlis and Sue Eleuterio have generously offered to match all donations to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, dollar for dollar, during the month of April---up to $125,000. This gesture of compassion and support comes as we increase our emergency relief efforts to address the consistently growing need in our community amid the COVID-19 crisis. Will you help us take full advantage of the match to support the increased immediate costs associated with acquiring and distributing food to people in need…Read more