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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.
I haven’t gone to bed hungry since the night mom served liver and lima beans for supper when I was a kid.
VALPARAISO | Hundreds of runners, families and volunteers will gather at Sept. 21 to work toward one goal — helping to feed the hungry.
PORTAGE | Last school year, 133 Portage Township Schools students went home each Friday with enough food to provide them with sustenance for the weekend.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While charitable giving increases towards the end of the year as important community needs are showcased, such needs continue all year long.
Offering perspective on today's issues
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.
The efforts to feed the hungry in Northwest Indiana have improved over the years.
PORTAGE | Three years ago, longtime elementary school teacher Lil Falk saw the effects of hunger in her classroom.
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.
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.
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.
In Angie Williams' ideal world, no one would go hungry.
Every day, my office phone, cellphone and email are filled with distress messages from people reaching out for resources to ease their desperate situations.
GRIFFITH | A Griffith business is offering customers a break if they help stock the shelves of a local food pantry.
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