Hope for the Holidays 2018
Nearly 100,000 individuals in Lake and Porter Counties are considered food insecure, meaning they lack regular access to the good nutritious food they need. During the holiday season that need is even more apparent. Hope for the Holidays is an annual effort to meet this need and provide even more meals to the hungry kids, adults, and seniors across the Region. Whether you’re in need of food assistance this holiday season, or you’re looking for an opportunity to share joy with your neighbors, there’s a place for you at the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.

Give hope this holiday season.
When you give to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana this holiday season, you’re giving help and hope to countless individuals and families struggling with hunger this holiday season and beyond. Here are just a few ways you can make an impact:

Make a one-time donation to fight hunger this holiday season. You can also donate in someone’s honor, providing a meaningful gift that truly gives back.

Join Three Square Society to fight hunger year-round.

Shop at Strack & Van Til’s and Round Up at the register

Volunteer for Good
As a volunteer for the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, you can make a BIG difference in a little bit of time. Whether it’s sorting food in our facility, packing meals for kids and seniors, or distributing food assistance throughout the community, your kindness will impact thousands of neighbors this holiday season and beyond.

To learn more or sign up to start volunteering, contact Jaymie at jwelborn@foodbanknwi.org or 219.980.1777 ext. 316 today.

Collect Food Donations
Host a food or fund drive to raise awareness of hunger in our community, while collecting nutritious nonperishable food for others in need.

Receive hope this holiday season.

Majestic Star Casino Thanksgiving Community Care-A-Van
Join The New SHE 100.3 along with Jewel-Osco and Majestic Star Casino and Hotel as we provide 1,000 Thanksgiving dinners to Northwest Indiana residents in need!

November 14 | 10am-12pm | YWCA (150 W 15th Ave, Gary)

November 14 | 4pm-6pm | Food Bank of Northwest Indiana (6490 Broadway, Merrillville)

Special Thanksgiving Meal Distribution
Sponsored by: Calumet Breweries, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Mondelez International, and Strack & Van Til

November 21 | 4pm-6pm | Living Hope Church (9000 Taft, Merrillville)

Hope for the Holidays Mobile Marketplace

December 8 | 9am-12pm | Christ Lutheran Church (2610 Campbell St, Valparaiso)

December 14 | 3pm-6pm | Food Bank of Northwest Indiana (6490 Broadway, Merrillville)

These special distributions help provide meals to an additional 1,000 individuals during the holiday season. They are open to the public, but distribution is first come, first served while supplies last. Residents of Lake and Porter Counties need to bring proof of residency (ID, rent receipt, utility bills, etc…) and are encouraged to bring their own bags and boxes to carry items.