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Captain America, food banks among Canstruction winners

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.

August 15, 2014 5:02 pm
OFFBEAT: Famine and family Scottish stage themes of Griffin's 'Men Should Weep'

OFFBEAT: Famine and family Scottish stage themes of Griffin's 'Men Should Weep'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am
Actresses Lori Myers and Ada Grey in Griffin Theatre Company's "Men Should Weep"

Actresses Lori Myers and Ada Grey in Griffin Theatre Company's "Men Should Weep"

Actresses Lori Myers, left, and Ada Grey star in Griffin Theatre Company's Chicago premiere of "Men Should Weep" playing until Aug. 10, 2014.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am

Food bank sets out to assist more children

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.

April 26, 2014 12:00 pm

Study: Thousands face hunger issues in NWI

A national analysis of hunger issues shows nearly 16 percent of the population in Lake and Porter counties faces food insecurity.

April 22, 2014 6:30 pm
Annual Meals on Wheels dining event raises more than $80,000

Annual Meals on Wheels dining event raises more than $80,000

HOBART | More than 300 guests enjoyed a seven-course gastronomic adventure Sunday at the Dine with the Chefs Gala.

March 02, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

December 20, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Poverty surrounds you; how will you respond?

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Poverty surrounds you; how will you respond?

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.

November 24, 2013 12:00 am
Portage enjoys both commerce, recreation

Portage enjoys both commerce, recreation

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.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am

Church's spaghetti dinner to benefit Kids Against Hunger

HOBART | Trinity Lutheran Church, 891 S. Linda St., will hold a spaghetti dinner from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

February 03, 2013 12:00 am
Donations to Food Bank of Northwest Indiana increase in 2012

Donations to Food Bank of Northwest Indiana increase in 2012

GARY | Nongovernmental donations to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana increased by nearly 18 percent in 2012, the organization recently reported.

January 27, 2013 7:25 pm

Pences' inauguration food drive brings in 1,475 pounds

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.

January 18, 2013 6:00 pm
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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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

More work needs to be done to meet hunger needs

The efforts to feed the hungry in Northwest Indiana have improved over the years.

November 18, 2012 12:00 am
Local residents face obstacles obtaining food

Local residents face obstacles obtaining food

As many families plan holiday meals, some local residents struggle to obtain food daily.

November 18, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Helping feed the hungry

Helping feed the hungry

Scott McEuen, a truck driver with the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, unloads food into the Portage Food Pantry.

October 25, 2012 3:22 pm
Helping feed the hungry

Helping feed the hungry

Volunteer Ron McDondald of Portage looks at the boxes he just moved into a storage area of the Portage Food Pantry.

October 25, 2012 3:21 pm
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