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Brown Bag It For Hunger This Hunger Action Month!


Release Date - Aug 17, 2012

More than 56,000 children in Northwest Indiana receive free or reduced meals at school through the National Free and Reduced Lunch meal program.  When school is out for the weekend, these little ones are not sure if they will eat a well balanced meal. The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana’s Backpack program provides free weekend meal boxes.  Each box contains enough food for six healthy meals, two nutritious snacks, and fresh apples and oranges. Every Friday, participating children are guaranteed that they will not go to bed hungry. 

Consider joining the 2012 Brown Bag it for Hunger Campaign. Beginning September 1st-30th, you can “brown bag” it to work and donate what they would have spent eating out to lunch to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.  All proceeds will be used to purchase food to fill the weekend meal boxes.

Joining the campaign is as easy as 1,2,3…

1. Register your company as a “Brown Bag It!” sponsor.  The Food Bank will provide complimentary promotional materials and collection envelopes.
2. Identify the dates that you will run your campaign.  It can be as simple as a one day campaign or extended to a month long collection.
3. Set your goal and start collecting your employee donations!   

Not part of a company but still want to participate? You can also ask your church, school or other organizations to participate. Just want to donate on your own? Make your donation to the Food Bank and let us know you want it to benefit Brown Bag for Hunger.

For more information or to sign up contact Scott Sefton at 219-980-1777 ext. 314 or by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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