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2024 Events


The Souper Bowl

February 4 | 1pm – 3pm | Food Bank of Northwest Indiana |

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana invites you to the annual Souper Bowl on Sunday, February 4th, from 1pm-3pm.
This soup sampling competition is packed full of fun!  The afternoon includes squares for the big game, local vendors, games, lively music, and more!
All proceeds will support hunger relief programs and services throughout Lake and Porter Counties.  Each attendee will be given a token to vote for their favorite soup. And if you donate two non-perishable food items, then you’ll receive an extra token to vote for your favorite soup.
Do you have an “award winning” soup?  Sign up to become a soup presenter at: – click “get tickets” & scroll to soup presenter option.  Sponsorship Opportunities available!  For more information, please phone 219.980.1777 x313 or message



The Soiree

April 29 | 6pm-9pm | Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

Join us for a lively evening on Monday, April 29th at the Food Bank as we honor our healthcare partners and highlight food is medicine – showcasing its healing and preventative power.  This evening, with live entertainment, silent auction, themed raffles, and tastes from local chefs, restaurants and breweries is one not to be missed!

Sponsorship opportunities available – message or phone 219.980.1777 x313 for more information.

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Special Community Event – Food Bank Thursday’s at Deep River Waterpark

THURSDAYS June 13th – August 8th

Join Deep River Waterpark’s Food Drive’s goal to provide 15,000 meals to neighbors in need.  Here’s how:  Bring 2 cans of non-perishable food on any Thursday starting June 13 and continuing through August 8 and receive $5.00 OFF your regular admission price (10am-5pm); $3.00 OFF for those under 46″ tall.  *Offer does not apply to already discounted rates, group rates, and hotel packages – but is applicable with IN discount, Senior pricing & under 46″ pricing.  *Each person must bring 2 cans to receive a discount.

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Candidate Engagement with Bread for the World



Be part of an enlightening evening with local candidates as the Food Bank and Bread for the World present a shared agenda in working toward food security for elect to make a difference by engaging in advocacy for the well-being of your community.


Grace Kozak, Bread Indiana Organizer – Grace’s experience includes organizing for Clean Water Action, The American Cancer Society, and Central Christian Church.



Hunger Hike

September 21 |9am-12pm| Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

Join the Food Bank on Saturday, September 21rd  from 9am-12pm at Lake County Fairgrounds for the Hunger Hike. Walk to raise awareness and funds to support hunger relief services.  Participants can create a team with family, friends, and coworkers, and enjoy the walk, kids area, games, upbeat music, sponsor booths, and more! Register today at or in-person the day of the event.

Sponsorship opportunities available – CLICK HERE FOR PACKET

message or phone 219.980.1777 x313 for more information




 March 13, June 26, September 5, & Giving Tuesday, December 3

9am – 11am or 1pm – 3pm | Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

While making a significant impact in the community, you can also promote team building among your colleagues. Will you join us?


If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Charlie Cole,, 219-980-1777, ext. 314.