Captain America, Batman, Wonder Women, and the United Way aren't the latest superhero team to hit cineplexes, but they all took honors at the 2014 Canstruction Northwest Indiana contest.
Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.
Actresses Lori Myers, left, and Ada Grey star in Griffin Theatre Company's Chicago premiere of "Men Should Weep" playing until Aug. 10, 2014.
The leader of the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana said she was shocked to see the number of local children facing food insecurity charted in the Map of Meal Gap 2014 study.
A national analysis of hunger issues shows nearly 16 percent of the population in Lake and Porter counties faces food insecurity.
HOBART | More than 300 guests enjoyed a seven-course gastronomic adventure Sunday at the Dine with the Chefs Gala.
Offering perspective on today's issues
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.
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