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Restaurant to hold fundraiser for Portage Township Food Pantry

PORTAGE | Texas Roadhouse, 6130 E. U.S. 6, is hosting a "Headlock on Hunger" event to benefit the Portage Township Food Pantry on July 20.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am
BOB HEISSE: I look forward to helping share your stories

BOB HEISSE: I look forward to helping share your stories

Good morning, Northwest Indiana and the South Shore. I hope you enjoy today's Times starting with our report on regional privatization projects and including our popular Best of the Region.

May 18, 2014 12:00 am

Bistate effort aimed at feeding pets of those in need

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Down-on-their-luck Bloom Township residents may not be forced to give up their pets thanks to the efforts of the Best Buddies Pet Pantry.

March 30, 2014 6:00 pm
RICH JAMES: Food banks worth far more than a hill of lima beans

RICH JAMES: Food banks worth far more than a hill of lima beans

I haven’t gone to bed hungry since the night mom served liver and lima beans for supper when I was a kid.

December 04, 2013 12:00 am

Church sponsors run to stock food pantry shelves

VALPARAISO | Hundreds of runners, families and volunteers will gather at Sept. 21 to work toward one goal — helping to feed the hungry.

August 24, 2013 7:00 pm

Portage schools hoping backpack program grows

PORTAGE | Last school year, 133 Portage Township Schools students went home each Friday with enough food to provide them with sustenance for the weekend.

August 17, 2013 5:45 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Join Lake Area United Way in fight against hunger

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Join Lake Area United Way in fight against hunger

The Lake Area United Way is committed to improving our communities through the areas of education, income and health. Helping to fight hunger is a key part of our mission because it directly impacts each of these areas.

August 04, 2013 12:00 am

Change food distribution plan so it lasts longer

While I applaud The Times and the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana's "Summer of Care and Share Food Drive," I find several problems with the concept. 

May 26, 2013 12:00 am

Area postal workers collect nonperishable food Saturday

HOBART | The National Association of Letter Carriers branch of Crown Point, Lowell and Hobart will be collecting nonperishable food items on Saturday for the Letter Carrier Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

May 07, 2013 12:05 am

NWI law firm makes AG's cup runneth over

MERRILLVILLE | The law firm of Burke Costanza and Carberry received the Attorney General's Cup from Attorney General Greg Zoeller on Friday for its contributions in the fifth annual March Against Hunger food drive.

May 04, 2013 8:45 pm
Doing good all year round

Doing good all year round

While charitable giving increases towards the end of the year as important community needs are showcased, such needs continue all year long.

December 30, 2012 12:00 am
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The Daily Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

November 23, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Short-term, long-term help for hunger

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.

November 22, 2012 12:00 am

More work needs to be done to meet hunger needs

The efforts to feed the hungry in Northwest Indiana have improved over the years.

November 18, 2012 12:00 am

Community works together to combat childhood hunger

PORTAGE | Three years ago, longtime elementary school teacher Lil Falk saw the effects of hunger in her classroom.

November 18, 2012 12:00 am
Aunt Millie's donates 3,600 loaves of bread to food bank

Aunt Millie's donates 3,600 loaves of bread to food bank

Anton Means, left, Aunt Millie's Bakery key account manager, and branch manager Scott Foreman unload some of the 3,600 loaves of bread that were donated Wednesday to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana in Gary.

November 14, 2012 4:58 pm
Aunt Millie's donates 3,600 loaves of bread to food bank

Aunt Millie's donates 3,600 loaves of bread to food bank

Volunteer Jacob Budzowski wheels in some of the 3,600 loaves of bread that were donated Wednesday to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana in Gary.

November 14, 2012 3:18 pm

Food Bank of NWI rep to talk at Hobart chamber luncheon

HOBART | A Food Bank of Northwest Indiana representative is scheduled to speak about the needs of area families at the Hobart chamber's noon luncheon Wednesday.

September 10, 2012 12:00 am

FORK IN THE ROAD: Struggle to afford food boosts demand for aid

In Angie Williams' ideal world, no one would go hungry.

April 07, 2012 7:05 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Build resiliency to ease financial hardship

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Build resiliency to ease financial hardship

Every day, my office phone, cellphone and email are filled with distress messages from people reaching out for resources to ease their desperate situations.

February 26, 2012 12:00 am
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