I haven’t gone to bed hungry since the night mom served liver and lima beans for supper when I was a kid.
The Lake Area United Way is committed to improving our communities through the areas of education, income and health. Helping to fight hunger is a key part of our mission because it directly impacts each of these areas.
Gloria DeJesus calls the soup kitchen at St. Joseph Church in Hammond a "ripple in the pond."
Volunteers prepare food for a Thanksgiving meal Thursday at the soup kitchen at St. Joseph Church in Hammond.
The Fotschky family, from left, Heather, Skyler, 3, Paul, Nicole, 4 months, and Elizabeth, 2, eat a Thanksgiving meal Thursday at the soup kitchen at St. Joseph Church in Hammond.
Volunteers pray before serving a Thanksgiving meal Thursday at the soup kitchen at St. Joseph Church in Hammond.
Volunteer Lynn Tabion of the Philippine Professional Association sets a table for a Thanksgiving meal Thursday at the soup kitchen at St. Joseph Church in Hammond. The association provides all the food for the dinner.
Providing hope and opportunity to those who suffer from homelessness, addiction and hunger is the goal of Pastor Jim Watson.
GARY | In conjunction with AHEPA Sunday and AHEPA Week, Gary/Merrillville Chapter 78 of the American Hellenic Educational and Progressive Association volunteered its services for the third year at SS. Monica and Luke Church Soup Kitchen at Seveth Avenue and Rhode Island Street.
St. Bridget Church will host its Third Annual Mardi Gras Dinner-Dance from 6 to 11 p.m. Feb. 5 in the parish hall, 107 Main St., Hobart. The $15 ticket price includes dinner and entertainment; a cash bar will be available.
Francesca Polizotto, Hobart Middle School student council president, spoke about community service at U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky's town forum at the Lake County Public Library's Hobart branch.
HOBART | The Hobart Presbyterian Church, 60 N. Washington St., offers a free soup kitchen that operates every Saturday, including holidays.
The Hobart Chamber of Commerce will host its 2010 Business Expo from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at County Line Orchard, 200 County Line Road.
The Friends of Robinson Lake will sponsor an Amateur Photo Contest featuring photos of sunrise and or sunsets taken exclusively at Robinson Lake Park this fall or winter. There is no entry fee.
Hobart Jaycees are bringing back the annual Hobart Halloween Parade in conjunction with the City of Hobart Special Events Committee. This year's event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday along the lakefront between the Third Street Clock Tower and the Lou Kuchta Memorial Bridge to Festival Park.
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