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EDITORIAL: Plant seeds of hope in blighted areas

EDITORIAL: Plant seeds of hope in blighted areas

LaPorte is going to try installing a community garden in an area where blight has been a problem. By all means, plant seeds there to help feed those who help cultivate the plants.

August 14, 2014 12:00 am
Ingalls Hospital rooftop garden to benefit 3 food pantries

Ingalls Hospital rooftop garden to benefit 3 food pantries

The Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey has a rooftop garden that is supplying vegetables to three Harvey food pantries.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am
Ingalls Hospital rooftop garden to benefit 3 food pantries

Ingalls Hospital rooftop garden to benefit 3 food pantries

HARVEY | Thanks to careful tending, and an abundance of rain and sunshine over the last few weeks, a colorful array of vegetables are thriving in the month-old rooftop garden at Ingalls Memorial Hospital.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am
Weather affects food assistance agencies

Weather affects food assistance agencies

The extreme weather has created difficulties in obtaining food for area residents in need.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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School drives donations to food pantries

School drives donations to food pantries

December 13, 2013 12:00 am
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

Thornton Fractional students collect for local food pantries

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…

November 01, 2013 12:00 am

'Tis the season for good cheer, and good works

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.

December 09, 2012 12:00 am
Valpo FOP delivers on longtime food basket tradition

Valpo FOP delivers on longtime food basket tradition

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.

December 08, 2012 9:30 pm Photos

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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

Ind. poultry producers donate 100 tons of food

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.

November 20, 2012 2:00 pm
As demand grows at community kitchens, so does worry

As demand grows at community kitchens, so does worry

CHICAGO | The line was already 15 deep when the rain stopped on Tuesday afternoon in Chicago.

October 27, 2012 12:00 am
As demand grows at community kitchens, so does worry

As demand grows at community kitchens, so does worry

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.

October 27, 2012 12:00 am
SHELF LIFE: How Hoosier foods put the culture back in agriculture

SHELF LIFE: How Hoosier foods put the culture back in agriculture

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…

October 20, 2012 6:38 pm Photos

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Project will grow fresh produce for needy families

Project will grow fresh produce for needy families

VALPARAISO | When the frost is on the pumpkins this fall, some of those pumpkins will be growing in the city-sponsored Garden for Others.

June 27, 2012 8:15 pm Photos

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Mobile food pantries slated in DeMotte and Crown Point

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana and the McDonald's Operators of Northwest Indiana will have multiple mobile food pantries this month.

June 10, 2012 12:00 am
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

EDITORIAL: Peace on Earth requires effort

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.

December 25, 2011 12:00 am
Food drive stocks pantries

Food drive stocks pantries

 

November 25, 2011 12:00 am
CPHS community supports local food pantries

CPHS community supports local food pantries

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point High School Food Drive was held from Nov. 7-16.

November 22, 2011 3:56 pm
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