Today is the last day of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (Nov. 18-24). But we all know both hunger and homelessness will continue to confront us day after day after day. It's not going away just because the week dedicated to awareness has ended.
Portage Food Bank volunteer Charlie White pulls a cart of donated food inside a room at the pantry last October. Portage volunteers are a vital part of the city's character.
HOBART | Trinity Lutheran Church, 891 S. Linda St., will hold a spaghetti dinner from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday.
GARY | Nongovernmental donations to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana increased by nearly 18 percent in 2012, the organization recently reported.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has called his administration's work "a season of service" and Hoosiers responded during Pence inaugural events by donating 1,475 pounds of nonperishable food items.
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.
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.
The efforts to feed the hungry in Northwest Indiana have improved over the years.
As many families plan holiday meals, some local residents struggle to obtain food daily.
Scott McEuen, a truck driver with the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, unloads food into the Portage Food Pantry.
Volunteer Ron McDondald of Portage looks at the boxes he just moved into a storage area of the Portage Food Pantry.
Portage Food Bank volunteer Charlie White pulls a cart of donated food inside a room at the pantry.
Volunteer Bill Donovan stacks boxes of food in a storage room at the Portage Food Pantry.
Volunteers Ron McDonald, left, and Bill Donovan unload boxes of food at the Portage Food Pantry.
Volunteer Bill Donovan wheels a cart of food through a storage room at the Portage Food Pantry.
MERRILLVILLE | Thanksgiving is the time of the year when families come together over a meal and share stories of happiness while recognizing all of the things for which they are thankful.
The food system is broken. In Indiana and around the world, vast amounts of food are wasted while many go hungry. One-third of all greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture. The number of food-related disease is on the rise.
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