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 the most vulnerable in our communities as we work through these difficult times together,” said Matt Handel, NextEra Energy Resources senior vice president of development. “Americans are not strangers to hardship and I’m confident that, with partners like Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, we will be made stronger by meeting these challenges. Through it all, NextEra Energy Resources will continue to support the communities we serve.”

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana continues to adjust operations to address the increased need for food assistance resulting from the COVID-19 crisis. Emergency assistance operations have involved to include:

  1. Senior Food Box Deliveries to seniors that are at highest risk, shut in, lack transportation, or don’t qualify for any type of government assistance.
  2. Drive Thru Only Mobile Market Food Distributions
  3. School Site Mini Mobile Market Distributions for families with children who were on free/reduced lunch
  4. Targeted Mobile Market Food Distributions for Displaced/Unemployed Individuals in hospitality, retail, etc.
  5. Mini Mobile Market Distributions with several bulk items
  6. And more

“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 NextEra Energy Resources helps to ensure that food is one less worry for our neighbors during this time of crisis”.