Food Bank of Northern Indiana

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The Indiana National Guard is scheduled to end its six-month deployment to aid Indiana’s food banks on September 30.

September Is Hunger Action Month

Sep 11, 2020
Logo provided courtesy of Food Bank of Northern Indiana

The Food Bank of Northern Indiana has provided a list of dates, times and places where food will be distributed.

Food Banks See Increased Need Amid Coronavirus

Apr 1, 2020

 

Food banks and pantries across Indiana are seeing more people in need of assistance during the coronavirus crisis.

A lot of food pantries in Indiana are part of a network of food banks. The Food Bank of Northern Indiana, one of 11 regional banks, serves St. Joseph, Elkhart, LaPorte, Marshall, Starke and Kosciusko counties.

 

IUSB Fine Arts Club Creates Scupture for Food Drive

Sep 19, 2019
Jennifer Weingart / WVPE Public Radio

 

The Fine Arts Club at IU South Bend has created a 14 foot tall paper mache giving tree for a food drive Thursday.

The tree is made up of mostly outdated suggestion slips donated by Martin’s Supermarkets. 

Since February, when Martin’s approached them with the idea, 12 members of the club put about 120 hours into the tree. It took 60 gallons of wheat paste, all those suggestion slips, and a bit of newspaper to build the structure. 

Food Banks Receive $300,000 In State Funding

Jul 24, 2019
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Indiana distributed $300,000 to food banks across the state. The funding was was set aside in the new, two-year state budget passed earlier this year. 

The money is distributed through the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, ISDA. In a statement, ISDA Director Bruce Kettler said, “I commend the organizations, farmers and countless others who are on the front lines, working tirelessly to end hunger in the state."

The funds could help organizations purchase and distribute fresh, healthy food options to people in their areas.