Indiana’s food banks were recently given $300,000 from the Indiana State Department of Agriculture. Locally, the Food Bank of Northern Indiana, which serves Marshall, Starke, and four other counties, was given just over $36,000. Food Finders Food Bank, whose 16-county territory includes Pulaski and Fulton counties, has gotten nearly $29,000.
On the opening morning of the Indiana State Fair in early August, Indiana Pork’s Million Meals program received a generous $10,000 donation from First Farmers Bank & Trust. Continue reading
Area food banks and other organizations are getting a boost, thanks to some volunteers from an agricultural lending cooperative. About 10 employees from Farm Credit Mid-America were at the Rice Family Farm near Wanatah Thursday to pick tomatoes. Continue reading
The 2016 “Map the Meal Gap” report shows there still too many Hoosiers who go hungry. The annual study by the group Feeding America details food insecurity rates in every county and congressional district in the country. It found 15 percent of Indiana’s population is “food insecure.” Emily Weikert Bryant of Feeding Indiana’s Hungry says that’s over a million people. Continue reading
The holidays tend to bring out the humanitarian in all of us but it is important to remember that people are in need all year round. Continue reading
Members of the General Assembly have found a common goal: fighting against hunger in Indiana. By partnering with a statewide association of food banks, lawmakers have begun work to raise awareness and help relief efforts throughout the state during the month of February. The legislators, along with Feeding Indiana’s Hungry – an association of Feeding America-related food banks, are looking to shed light on the issue of hunger and bring Hoosiers together to prevent anyone in the state from worrying about where to find their next meal.
Indiana’s Summer Food Service Program is seeking more sponsors to help provide food to needy low-income kids. Last year, with the help of 245 sponsoring agencies, the program provided more than 3.1 million free meals and snacks to low-income Hoosier children, but despite the progress, many Indiana youths continue to face hunger on a daily basis.