The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana has been providing NWI residents in need with food for 34 years. In that time, the organization has developed many community partnerships, including with the Foundations of East Chicago (FEC), to implement various programs in Lake and Porter counties. These programs address specific areas and groups in the community who are hungry or food insecure. Take a look at some of the different Food Bank of NWI programs and how they are benefiting the community.


-BackPack Program: provides healthy meals and snacks for students during times when school is not in session, such as on weekends and school vacations


-Summer Food Service Program: provides two meals a day to students during the summer, when they are not provided breakfast and lunch by their schools


-Pantry on the Go: serves as a traveling food pantry that stops at various locations for those who may not live near or have access to a traditional food pantry


-Senior PAC/CSFP: delivers monthly boxes of nutritious, easy to prepare food to senior citizens across Lake county


-Food Rescue Program: involves drivers going around to schools, grocery stores and other locations to pick up unused food that can be used by the Food Bank of NWI


For more information on the Food Bank of NWI and its programs, visit



Foundations of East Chicago