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New quarters, more opportunities for Food Bank to help needy

Food that's ready for distribution is moved inside the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana. The larger space offers more room for workers to maneuver when moving pallets of food.

Crossroads YMCA kicks off a countywide drive Thursday to help stock the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.

Crossroads YMCA serves more than 30,000 people through branches in Crown Point, Griffith, Hammond and Whiting. Members are asked to “be part of something bigger” this November and donate a bag of the Food Bank’s most needed items to one of the four locations. The Y will be collecting food donations through Nov. 16.

Crossroads YMCA believes partnering with the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana would help that agency meet a critical need this time of the year.

“Crossroads YMCA serves 1 of every 17 people throughout Lake County. With our large reach, we can really make a big impact for the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana through the generosity of our members and community participants,” said Jay Buckmaster, CEO of the Crossroads YMCA.

Donations may be dropped off at the following locations: Griffith YMCA, 201 N. Griffith Blvd.; Hammond YMCA at 7322 Southeastern Ave.; Southlake YMCA at 1450 S. Court St. Crown Point; Whiting YMCA at 1938 Clark St.

To see the list of the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana’s most needed donations, visit

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