The extreme weather has created difficulties in obtaining food for area residents in need.
I haven’t gone to bed hungry since the night mom served liver and lima beans for supper when I was a kid.
Starting today, more than 2 million low-income Illinois residents enrolled in the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (or SNAP) will see their benefits permanently cut. The temporary increase in food stamp dollars from the 2009 economic stimulus will expire, according to the Associat…
Rumor has it that the first snow fall will come this week. If so, the holiday season will truly be upon us. With the recent mild weather, there has been plenty of time to put up outdoor decorations that pop up like stars sparkling in the night sky.
VALPARAISO | For more than two decades, the Valparaiso Police Department’s FOP Lodge 76 has distributed food baskets for the needy to several organizations in Porter County.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | Food pantries across the state will share in 200,000 pounds, or 100 tons, of poultry products donated Tuesday by the Indiana State Poultry Association.
CHICAGO | The line was already 15 deep when the rain stopped on Tuesday afternoon in Chicago.
Donald Hicks, a former baker, has eaten at A Just Harvest for almost 20 years. He is one of almost a million Chicagoans who face food insecurity daily.
Mention the term Hoosier cuisine and you might get a snotty sniff and the mention of fried cheeseburgers (yes, there are places in Indiana where that is a specialty but hey no one is perfect) and outlandish fair food – deep fried Twinkies anyone? But writer David Hoppe and photographer Krist…
VALPARAISO | When the frost is on the pumpkins this fall, some of those pumpkins will be growing in the city-sponsored Garden for Others.
The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana and the McDonald's Operators of Northwest Indiana will have multiple mobile food pantries this month.
Every day, my office phone, cellphone and email are filled with distress messages from people reaching out for resources to ease their desperate situations.
The message of peace on Earth, proclaimed two millennia ago, came as welcome news. The world was at war then, and the angels proclaimed their message in an occupied land.
CROWN POINT | The Crown Point High School Food Drive was held from Nov. 7-16.
VALPARAISO | If you see a V-Line bus parked in front of City Hall this week, don't hop on expecting it to take you to the shopping center or a park.
LOWELL |The Lowell/Cedar Lake community is again hosting a food/household goods drive during the Labor Day weekend to help stock the shelves of local food pantries.
In today's economy and job market, eating fish caught in local waters may seem like a cheap, easy way to supplement meals. But many who fish and eat what they catch say they are unaware of the threats to human health some fish pose due to toxins stored in fatty tissue.
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