about US

General info and Mission Statement

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana was founded in 1982 and serves as a link for hunger relief to children, families and seniors throughout Lake and Porter Counties.  The Food Bank of NWI acquires, stores and distributes nearly 4.5 million meals annually through the 100+ partner agencies, including soup kitchens and food pantries, as well as hunger relief programs like Pantry on the Go, BackPack and Summer Feeding. It is a USDA approved distributor of food through The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and a member of the nation's largest food bank network,  Feeding America.

The vision of the Food Bank expands beyond providing assistance for this basic need to include a number of initiatives. We provide and promote programs and services that will help educate and empower individuals to make healthy eating choices for themselves and their families. And we are focused on improving the quality and level of service provided by each community agency in the Food Bank's network. The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana strives to reduce the impact of hunger through programs of advocacy, nutrition education and faith based partnerships.


To alleviate hunger by acquiring and distributing food to people in need, promoting solutions that advance self-sufficiency and hunger relief, and leading our region in the fight against hunger.


To be the leader of a community mobilized to fight hunger and adress its causes.


Compassion, Service, Collaboration, Integrity, and Responsibility



Click here to veiw our 2013 Annual Report.