Upcoming Events 2021

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THE SOUPER BOWL

January 31 | 1pm – 3pm | Food Bank of Northwest Indiana | foodbanknwi.org/soup

Join us for the 2nd annual Souper Bowl on January 31st! This soup sampling competition will feature 20+ soups, local vendors, raffles, and Super Bowl Squares. COVID-19 safety precautions will be enforced. To become a soup presenter, click here. To become a vendor, click here. To purchase squares, click here.

For additional information, please contact Amy McDunn at 219.980.1777, ext 313 or amcdunn@foodbanknwi.org. Click Here To View Sponsorship Opportunities.

 

“SLAM DUNK HUNGER” HAPPY HOUR

March 19 | 4pm – 6pm | Location TBD | foodbanknwi.org/march

It’s March Madness time! Watch the first and second rounds of the NCAA tournament while supporting hunger relief in Northwest Indiana. Your $10 admission provides 30 meals to our neighbors in need. All attendees will be entered into raffles for some great prizes. COVID-19 safety precautions will be enforced. For more information, contact Amy McDunn at 219.980.1777, ext 313 or amcdunn@foodbanknwi.org. Click Here To View Sponsorship Opportunities.

 

PACK TO GIVE BACK (FOR FAMILIES) – EASTER

April 1 | 4pm – 6pm | Food Bank of Northwest Indiana | foodbanknwi.org/pack

Spend time as a family helping the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana pack groceries and meals for children. There are more than 25,000 children in Northwest Indiana facing hunger, and we want to ensure that they have food for Easter. In addition to the joys of giving back, the evening will include refreshments, games, crafts, music, and more.  There will also be a special visit from the Easter Bunny. The cost of the event is a donation of any amount. Preregistration is required.  COVID-19 safety precautions will be enforced. For more information, contact Amy McDunn at 219.980.1777, ext 313 or amcdunn@foodbanknwi.org. 

AFTER HOURS @ THE FOOD BANK

May 13 | 5pm – 7pm | Food Bank of Northwest Indiana | foodbanknwi.org/afterhours

Join us for “After Hours at the Food Bank”, an evening of mingling and munching to support our hunger relief efforts in the Region. We’re welcoming our NWI Chambers of Commerce, corporate partners, community members, and friends to enjoy hearty appetizers, drinks, music, and networking. For every canned good or non-perishable item you bring, you’ll be entered into raffles for some great prizes. COVID-19 safety precautions will be enforced. Sponsorship opportunities available. For more information, contact Amy McDunn at 219.980.1777, ext 313 or amcdunn@foodbanknwi.org. 

THE SOIREE

June 13 | 2pm – 5pm | Food Bank of Northwest Indiana | foodbanknwi.org/soiree

The Soiree is returning in 2021. Our Food Bank warehouse will be transformed into a lively atmosphere, featuring musical entertainment, silent auctions, fundraising raffles, and tastes from the best local chefs, restaurants, and breweries. This year, The Soiree will be a hybrid event, offering an in-person and virtual experience, including auctions, live entertainment, and more. COVID-19 safety precautions will be enforced. For more information, contact Amy McDunn at 219.980.1777, ext 313 or amcdunn@foodbanknwi.org. Click Here To View Sponsorship Opportunities.

RIDE THE REGION

September 4 | 9am – 12pm | Food Bank of Northwest Indiana |foodbanknwi.org/ride

On Saturday, September 4th, motorcycle riders from all over the Region will ride 80 miles throughout the streets of Northwest Indiana to raise awareness and funds for individuals facing hunger. The Ride will begin and end at the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, 6490 Broadway, Merrillville, with kickstands up at 10am, followed by an end rally celebration.  The cost of $25 per rider provides 75 meals for hungry individuals and families (also includes tshirt, wristband, and entry into end rally celebration). Register today online: www.foodbanknwi.org/ride. Or download the registration form here to drop off or mail. COVID-19 safety precautions will be enforced. For more information, contact Allyson Vaulx at avaulx@foodbanknwi.org or 219-980-1777 ext. 314. Click Here To View Sponsorship Opportunities.

 

THE HUNGER HIKE

September 18 | 9am – 12pm | Lake County Fairgrounds |foodbanknwi.org/hike

Walk, run, or bike with the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana on Saturday, September 18th, at the Hunger Hike! Create a team with your family, friends, and coworkers to raise awareness and funds to provide meals for individuals and families facing hunger.

Children 12 and under are invited to participate in our Kidz Climb, up and down an inflatable wall.

Individuals who raise $250 or more will be recognized as one of our 2021 Hunger Heroes. Benefits include leading the walk, a Hunger Hero sweatshirt, and special day of event recognition.

COVID-19 safety precautions will be enforced. For more information, contact Amy McDunn at 219.980.1777, ext 313 or amcdunn@foodbanknwi.org. Click Here To View Sponsorship Opportunities.

 

#GIVINGFOODSDAY

November 30 | 9am – 3pm | Food Bank of Northwest Indiana | foodbanknwi.org/givingfoodsday

#GivingTuesday, or in our case #GivingFOODSDay, is a movement that inspires people across the world to give back in their own communities. We invite corporate teams from across the Region to join the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana on this global day of giving.
We are inviting your corporate teams to take a day out of your busy schedule to volunteer and help address hunger right here in the Region. Join us for #GivingFOODSDay on Tuesday, November 30th at 6490 Broadway, Merrillville. Your corporate team will have an opportunity to sort and pack food boxes that will later be distributed during a special “Hope For The Holidays” Mobile Market Distribution, serving approximately 1,000 families. Your team will:

Choose one of our 2 time slots (9am – 11am or 1pm -3pm).
Wear company logo gear (a team photo will be part of the day).
Wear masks and agree to COVID-19 safety precautions.
Consider making a team/company donation to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana. Just $1 provides 3 meals for individuals and families struggling with hunger.
Share your photos from the day and tag the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana using #GivingFoodsDay.

While making a significant impact in the community, you can also promote team building among your colleagues. Will you join us? RSVP HEREIf you have questions or need additional information, please contact Allyson Vaulx, avaulx@foodbanknwi.org, 219-980-1777, ext. 314.

 

PACK TO GIVE BACK (FOR FAMILIES) – CHRISTMAS

December 9 | 4pm – 6pm | Food Bank of Northwest Indiana | foodbanknwi.org/pack

Spend time as a family helping the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana pack groceries and meals for children. There are more than 25,000 children in Northwest Indiana facing hunger, and we want to ensure that they have food for Christmas. In addition to the joys of giving back, the evening will include refreshments, games, crafts, music, and more.  There will also be family photos with Santa. The cost of the event is a donation of any amount. Preregistration is required.  COVID-19 safety precautions will be enforced. For more information, contact Amy McDunn at 219.980.1777, ext 313 or amcdunn@foodbanknwi.org.