Upcoming Events

Seventh Annual Hunger Scramble Golf Outing

A Benefit for the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program

Friday, May 19, 2017

Knollwood Country Club (West Course) Granger, Ind.

Registration opens at 11 a.m. - Scramble at 12:30 p.m.

$125 per Individual/$400 per Foursome -- includes 18 holes of championship golf and shared cart, box lunch, beverages, cocktail reception and awards ceremony.  Auction items provided by All American Classics.

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February 2017 Mobile Food Pantry Schedule

Meeting the needs of hungry clients in urban and rural communities.

February 2017 Mobile Food Pantry Schedule:

Tuesday, February 7: 10 a.m. - Noon, EDT River of Life Community Church 2626 Prairie Street, Elkhart 46517 (Elkhart County) * This mobile food pantry is proudly sponsored by The Jordan Automotive Group.

Friday, February 17: 10 a.m. - Noon, CDT Kingsford Heights Volunteer Fire Department 360 Drumon Road, Kingsford Heights 46346 (LaPorte County)

Tuesday, February 21: 10 a.m. - Noon, EDT New Song Church 410 Kingston Road, Plymouth 46563 (Marshall County)

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January 2017 Mobile Food Pantry Schedule

Community Outreach to Those in Need of Food Assistance

January 2017 Mobile Food Pantry Schedule:

Friday, January 6, 2017 10 a.m. - Noon, EDT Northside Baptist Church 53198 CR 9 North (also called Johnson Street) Elkhart, IN 46514 (Elkhart County) * This mobile food pantry is proudly sponsored by The Jordan Automotive Group

Friday, January 20, 2017 10 a.m. - Noon, CDT Evergreen Baptist Church 2005 E. Coolspring Avenue, Michigan City, IN 46360 (LaPorte County)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 10 a.m. - Noon, CDT Knox United Methodist Church 201 S. Shield Street, Knox, IN 46534 (Starke County)

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Food Bank and Community Food Pantry of St. Joseph County -- 2016 Holiday Hours

Hours for Christmas and New Year's Day Holidays

The Community Food Pantry of St. Joseph County will be closed beginning Friday, December 23, 2016, and will reopen on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

The Food Bank will be closed beginning at Noon on Friday, Dec. 23, for the Christmas holiday and be open Tuesday, Dec. 27 - Friday, Dec. 30 from 8 a.m. - Noon.  The Food Bank will be closed on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, for the New Year's holiday and reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

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Community Food Pantry of St. Joseph County - Closed on Monday, December 19, 2016

Extreme Cold Closes Pantry.

Due to extreme weather conditions, the Community Food Pantry of St. Joseph County will be closed on Monday, December 19.  Stay warm and please be safe if you must be outside, today.

 

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Food Bank and Community Food Pantry of St. Joseph County - Closed on Monday, December 12, 2016

Closure Due to Winter Weather Conditions in Northern Indiana

Due to winter weather conditions, the Food Bank of Northern Indiana and the Community Food Pantry of St. Joseph County will be closed on Monday, December 12, 2016.

 

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#GivingTuesday- 11-29-16

Celebrating Generosity by Providing an Opportunity to Give More, Give Smarter and Give Great!

Join the worldwide #GivingTuesday movement and help redefine the spirit of giving this holiday season in northern Indiana!

Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours and activities that bring real change in communities.

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FREE Banking & Financial Literacy Class Series for November 2016

Hosted by Woodforest National Bank

Learn savings and budgeting tips; learn about banks and bank products; understand credit and loans.

Hosted by Woodforest National Bank, each series consists of three classes.  Once you've completed a series of three classes, you'll receive a $25 dining giftcard provided by the Food Bank of Northern Indiana.

Classes begin at Noon and are held at the Food Bank of Northern Indiana, 702 Chapin Street, South Bend.

November 2016 Class Schedule:

Wednesday, November 2, at Noon:  Pay Yourself First

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2016 Hunger Action Month Activites

This September, Donate, Volunteer, Advocate and Educate.

Hunger Action Month

This September marks the ninth year the Feeding America network of food banks has organized this annual call to action and the seventh year the Food Bank of Northern Indiana has participated in the Hunger Action Month movement. Hunger is a community health, school performance and economic issue that exists in every county in the United States.

Throughout the month, the Food Bank is partnering with businesses and organizations to engage the community and bring awareness to hunger insecurity in northern Indiana.

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September is Hunger Action Month™

Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate.

Running on Empty

Nearly 14% of the people who live in northern Indiana are food insecure.  These neighbors,   co-workers, friends and family members often don’t know when they will eat their next meal.  We all know how we feel when we don’t have enough to eat.  Imagine always feeling like you’re running on empty.

We can create healthier communities.

During the month of September, lend your voice to speak out against hunger in northern Indiana:

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September 2016 Mobile Food Pantry Schedule

Effort Brings Food Directly to Those in Need of Food Assistance

Fresh perishable items (dairy, grains, produce and protein) and dry goods are offered free of charge to northern Indiana residents. The Food Bank sets up tables at pre-scheduled locations where people can “shop” and select items that best meet their needs.

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5th Annual Mash the Creek Slated for September 10

Proceeds to Benefit Food 4 Kids Backpack Program

Enjoy the outdoors, get a little exercise and help the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program! Sign up for the 5th Annual Mash the Creek Trail Run at Potato Creek State Park on Saturday, September 10. This event offers participants either a 5.5K or 10K run on the trails and includes professional chip timing, a cool t-shirt and post race refreshments. For more information or to sign up, visit the event website at www.mashthecreek.com

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July 2016 Mobile Food Pantry Schedule

Effort Brings Food Directly to Those in Need of Food Assistance

Fresh perishable items (dairy, grains, produce and protein) and dry goods are offered free of charge to northern Indiana residents. The Food Bank sets up tables at pre-scheduled locations where people can “shop” and select items that best meet their needs.

Mobile food pantries are first come, first served for those in need of food assistance, based on available product, while supplies last. Patrons are asked to bring bags or boxes to transport their items home.

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The British Are Coming!

29th Annual Michiana Brits Car Show Slated for Sunday, June 26

The 29th Annual Michiana Brits Car Show is an all-marque show that will take place on the beautiful campus of Saint Mary's College - fun and free event for the entire family!

Sunday, June 26, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., rain or shine.  Free admission and parking for the general public.  Bring a canned food donation for the "Help Michiana Brits Drive Out Hunger" donation for the Food Bank.

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June 2016 Free Banking & Financial Literacy Class Series

Hosted by Woodforest National Bank

Learn Savings and budgeting tips; learn about banks and bank products; understand credit and loans.

Hosted by Woodforest National Bank, each series consists of three classes.  Once you've completed the series of three classes, you'll receive a $25 dining giftcard provided by the Food Bank.

June 2016 Class Schedule:

Wednesday, June 8 at Noon:  Pay Yourself First

Wednesday, June 15 at Noon:  To Your Credit

Wednesday, June 22 at Noon:  Your Own Home

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24th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Slated for Saturday, May 14

Letter Carriers Will Pick Up Donated Food Items Along The Postal Routes to Restock the Food Bank's Shelves

On Saturday, May 14, members of the National Association of Letter Carriers (N.A.L.C.) all across the country and right here in our community will Stamp Out Hunger by collecting donated food along  their postal routes to restock food banks and pantries in more than 10,000 communities.

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May 2016 Mobile Food Pantry Schedule

Effort Brings Food Directly to Those in Need of Food Assistance in Northern Indiana

Fresh perishable items (dairy, grains, produce and protein) and dry goods are offered free of charge to northern Indiana residents. The Food Bank sets up tables at pre-scheduled locations where people can “shop” and select items that best meet their needs. The mobile food pantries are first come, first served for those in need of food assistance, based on available product, while supplies last. Patrons are asked to bring bags or boxes to transport their items home.

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2016 Hunger Scramble Golf Outing

Outing Takes Place on Friday, May 20 - Proceeds Benefit Food Bank's Food 4 Kids Backpack Program

One in four children in northern Indiana lives in a food insecure household.  You can hit the links and help children grow healthy, strong and focus on learning during the school year ... instead of focusing on hunger.

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April 2016 Free Banking & Financial Literacy Class Series

Hosted by Woodforest National Baank

Learn savings and budgeting tips; learn about banks and bank products; understand credit and loans.

Hosted by Woodforest National Bank, each series consists of three classes.  Once you complete the series of three classes, you'll receive a $25 dining giftcard provided by the Food Bank.

April 2016 Schedule:

Wednesday, April 6, at Noon:  "Check It Out Part l"

Wednesday, April 13, at Noon: "Check It Out Part II"

Wednesday, April 20, at Noon:  "Financial Recovery"

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Food Bank Closing Early - Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Blizzard and Winter Storm Warning Throughout northern Indiana

Due to deteriorating weather and travel conditions, the Food Bank of Northern Indiana and Community Food Pantry of St. Joseph County will close at 2 p.m., today, Wednesday, February 24. The Community Food Pantry is open for those in need of food until 2 p.m. Stay warm and be safe.

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Food Bank Closed - Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Closure due to inclement weather conditions in northern Indiana

Due to inclement weather conditions, the Food Bank of Northern Indiana and the Community Food Pantry of St. Joseph County are closed, today, Wednesday, February 10, 2016.  The Food Bank will reopen for business on Thursday, February 11, and the Community Food Pantry of St. Joseph County will reopen on Friday, February 12, for Friday pantry hours - 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Be safe and stay warm!

 

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February 2016 Mobile Food Pantry Schedule

Effort brings food directly to those in need of food assistance.

Fresh perishable items (dairy, grains, produce and protein) and dry goods are offered free of charge to northern Indiana residents. The Food Bank sets up tables at pre-scheduled locations where people can “shop” and select items that best meet their needs. The mobile food pantries are first come, first served for those in need of food assistance, based on available product, while supplies last. Patrons are asked to bring bags or boxes to transport their items home.

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December Mobile Food Pantry Schedule

Hitting the Road in an Effort to Bring Food Directly to Those in Need of Food Assistance.

December 2015 Mobile Food Pantries:

Tuesday, December 8: 10 a.m. - Noon, EST, New Song Church, 410 Kingston Road, Plymouth. (Marshall County)

Thursday, December 10: 10 a.m. - Noon, CST, Zook-Farrington Post 434 of the American Legion, 500 Grayton Road, Kingsford Heights. (LaPorte County)

Friday, December 18: 10 a.m. - Noon, EST, Maple City Chapel, 2015 Lincolnway East, Goshen. (Elkhart County)

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September is Hunger Action Month

Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate.

SEPTEMBER IS HUNGER ACTION MONTH™ HOW CAN YOU LEND YOUR VOICE?

HUNGRY FOR THE FACTS

• Nearly 1.3 million people were served by the Food Bank’s network of 165 member agencies in 2014.

• Of these people served by food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters, an estimated 89% are food insecure.

• Hunger is a silent epidemic in America, faced by 1 in 6 Americans. Hunger exists in every county in the U.S.

DURING THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER, LEND YOUR VOICE TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST HUNGER IN NORTHERN INDIANA:

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September Mobile Food Pantry Schedule

Food Bank Takes Its Show on the Road to Bring Food Directly to Those in Need of Food Assistance

September 2015 Mobile Food Pantries:

Thursday, September 17:  10 a.m. - Noon, CDT, Evergreen Baptist Church, 2005 E. Coolspring Avenue, Michigan City. (LaPorte County)

Tuesday, September 22:  10 a.m. - Noon, EDT, Hamlet United Methodist Church, 200 S. Main Street, Hamlet. (Starke County)

Thursday, September 24:  10 a.m. - Noon, EDT, Calvary Assembly of God, 1010 Mishawaka Road, Elkhart. (Elkhart County)

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23rd Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Set for Saturday, May 9

Letter Carriers, With Generous Community Support, Will Restock Food Bank's Shelves for Summer Months During Largest Food Drive of the Year

On Saturday, May 9, letter carriers will collect food donations along their postal routes to restock food banks and pantries in more than 10,000 communities all across the country.

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Help the Food Bank Stamp Out Hunger on Saturday, May 9

Volunteer Sweepers Needed to Assist Letter Carriers Along Routes During 23rd Annual Food Drive

The Food Bank of Northern Indiana is in need of volunteer sweepers to assist letter carriers along their routes on Saturday, May 9, during the 23rd Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.  Volunteers will assist collecting food donations along all South Bend routes.  Volunteers are needed for two shifts - 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Volunteers will work in teams of two and are required to use their own vehicle.  Call (574) 232.9986 ext. 137 for more information.

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Give Local St. Joseph County - Your Chance to Help the Food Bank of Northern Indiana Now and From Now On

24-Hour Giving Event on Tuesday, May 5, Will Benefit 52 Participating Charities in St. Joseph County

The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County will host Give Local St. Joseph County, a one-day giving event on Tuesday, May 5.  Every dollar donated to the Food Bank of Northern Indiana that day will be increased by a share of an estimated $3 million dollars in matching funds prived by Give Local St. Joseph County sponors, with a goal of raising a total of $5 million to benefit 52 charities in St. Joseph County.  Give Local St. Joseph County is tied to Give Local America, a national event, on May 5, which involves scores of community foundations across America.

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April Mobile Food Pantry Schedule

Food Bank Hits the Road to Bring Food to Those in Need of Food Assistance

April 2015 Mobile Food Pantries:

Tuesday, April 7: 10 a.m. – Noon, EDT, First Baptist Church, 206 S. Oak Street, Mentone. (Kosciusko County).

Friday, April 10: 10 a.m. – Noon, EDT, New Song Church, 410 Kingston Road, Plymouth. (Marshall County)

Tuesday April 14: 10 a.m. - Noon, EDT, God's Highway to Heaven, 555 Weber St., Warsaw. (Kosciusko County)

Tuesday, April 14: 10 a.m. - Noon, EDT, River of Life Community Church, 2626 Prairie St., Elkhart. (Elkhart County)

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Feeding America President Matt Knott to Speak at Food Bank's 2015 Hunger Luncheon

Proceeds will benefit Food Bank's Healthy Choices Market Program

The Food Bank of Northern Indiana's 2015 Hunger Luncheon will take place on Thursday, April 2.  We are honored to have Matt Knott, President of Feeding America as our keynote speaker. 

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4th Annual Santa Breakfast and Holiday Happenings at Eddy Street Commons

The Jolly Old Elf Coming to Eddy Street Commons to Kick-Off the Holiday Season with a Special Breakfast for Kids of All Ages!

Better not pout.  Better not cry.  It's time for the 4th Annual Santa Breakfast, that's why!  The Jolly Old Elf is making a special visit from the North Pole for boys and girls of all ages to kick off the holiday season with Holiday Happenings at Eddy Street Commons. 

There will be three breakfast seating's - 7:45 a.m.; 8:45 a.m. and 9:45 a.m.

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16th Annual Chili Cook-Off

American Culinary Federation South Bend Chefs and Cooks Association hosts this delicious autumn outing in a new location - Beutter Park in downtown Mishawaka

The 16th Annual Chili Cook-Off has moved to a new location - Beutter Park in downtown Mishawaka.  This year's event has moved to coincide with Mishawaka Park's Oktoberfest.  Plenty of music, beverages, activities and CHILI!

Saturday, October 25 - 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Rain or Shine.

Admission is $5 for adults; $2 for children ages 10 and under.  Proceeds in part benefit the Food Bank of Northern Indiana.

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Food Bank of Northern Indiana October Mobile Food Pantry Schedule

Effort Brings Food Directly to Those in Need

Fresh perishable items (dairy, grains, produce and protein) and dry goods are offered free of charge to northern Indiana residents. The Food Bank sets up tables at pre-scheduled locations where people can “shop” and select items that best meet their needs.

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3rd Annual Mash the Creek 5.5K and 10K Trail Races

Proceeds benefit Food Bank's Food 4 Kids Fun Packs Program

Lace up your running shoes and Mash the Creek!  Saturday, September 20, at Potato Creek State Park in North Liberty, Ind.

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Hunger Action Month

Together, we can solve hunger.

September is Hunger Action Month.  Nearly 17% of our family, friends, co-workers and neighbors here in northern Indiana do not know where they will find their next meal.  This means they are food insecure.  It's time to start a real conversation about hunger in our communities.  Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate.  Turn Orange for Hunger Relief.

Consider these ideas to turn orange throughout Hunger Action Month:

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September Mobile Food Pantry Schedule

Taking Food Directly to Those in Need of Food Assistance

Fresh perishable items (dairy, grains, produce and protein) and dry goods are offered free of charge to northern Indiana residents.  The Food Bank sets up tables at pre-selected locations where people can 'shop' and select items that best meet their needs.

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Healthy Choices Market

Learn. Choose. Live.

An initiative of the Food Bank, the Healthy Choices Market is a program created to provide low-income individuals with diabetes and high blood pressure a dignified, educational experience to encourage healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle.  This program is a partnership with Memorial Hospital and St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.

The Healthy Choices Market is a doctor referral and appointment only program and will begin welcoming clients on August 1. 

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ND Women's Basketball Alum Ruth Riley to Speak at Food Bank Luncheon on Thursday, April 17, 2014

Food Bank to Commemorate 20 Years of Feeding the Hungry in Northern Indiana

The Food Bank will commemorate 20 years of feeding the hungry in northern Indiana with an anniversary luncheon.  The keynote speaker is  Ruth Riley.  Ms. Riley is a professional basketball player for the Atlanta Dream and passionate about using the platform of sport to create awareness and social change.

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We Need You

Volunteers Needed to Ensure Success of NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive to Benefit the Food Bank

We Need You!  22nd Annual NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive – The nation’s largest one-day food drive and the Food Bank’s largest food drive each year takes place the second Saturday in May.  Community residents are asked to put a bag of donated food items by their mailbox by 8 a.m.

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September is Hunger Action Month

Go Orange For Hunger

September Is Hunger Action Month

Celebrate Go Orange Day on Thursday, September 5, and bring awareness of the issue of hunger in our community through the month of September. Buildings, landmarks and people across the country will go orange.

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