Nearly 13 percent of Northern Indiana residents suffer from food insecurity; that’s approximately 279,240 Hoosiers!
Such a startling statistic reflects that you may have neighbors, friends or family members who suffer silently as they wonder where their next meal will come from.
In order to assist those in need, the Food Bank of Northern Indiana will have their mobile food pantry at the Knox United Methodist Church this Friday.
The Mobile Pantry will be stationed at the church from 10 a.m. until noon and the service is available to all northern Indiana residents in need of food assistance.
The pantry will offer fresh perishable items such as dairy, grains and proteins as well as dry goods. The items are provided on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. Individuals are asked to bring bags or boxes to carry items home.
Food Bank officials note that if weather conditions are adverse or there is a limited amount of product available, there is a possibility of cancellation and the location is subject to change.
According to information provided on their website, the Northern Indiana Food Bank is affiliated with the organization ‘Feeding America.’ That organization has been responding to the hunger crisis for 35 years by providing food to people in need through a nationwide network of food banks.
Last year alone, the Food Bank of Northern Indiana was able to distribute more than 7 million pounds of food to its network of 165 member agencies.
For more information visit FeedIndiana.org.