While charitable giving increases towards the end of the year as important community needs are showcased, such needs continue all year long.
This Thanksgiving, as we stuff first the turkey or stovetop and then ourselves, we must recognize that thousands in Northwest Indiana don't have enough to eat.
Gloria DeJesus calls the soup kitchen at St. Joseph Church in Hammond a "ripple in the pond."
Caroline Shook, CEO of Housing Opportunities in Valparaiso, which runs the Porter County Food Pantry program, still remembers the box of "beautiful" freshly picked hot peppers donated one day last summer by a local gardener with a surplus.
We live in in perhaps the wealthiest and most influential country in the history of civilization.
Patrick Rose's mail bag typically lightens during his Hobart route. Not so on Saturday, on Stamp Out Hunger Day.
A national study of hunger estimates about $40 million in additional funding is needed to meet food needs in Lake and Porter counties.
In light of the enormous need for simple things such as food for area residents this year, Olthof Homes recently kicked off a month-long food drive to bolster supplies at the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana which is fighting hunger and feeding hope each day.
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