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Pantry on the Go is Back!

Release Date - Mar 22, 2013

For the past four years, the Northwest Indiana McDonald’s Owners/Operators and the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana have partnered together to fight hunger in Lake and Porter Counties. The restaurants have held fund drives, helped sponsor a nutrition conference and participated in the Food Bank’s annual Walk For Hunger, and this year they are again sponsoring the Pantry on the Go program to increase access to foods for those in need of assistance. In addition to sponsoring the program, many of McDonald’s employees are also volunteering at each food distribution.

“Pantry on the Go is a program where we load up our truck and go into underserved communities and set up a temporary food pantry,” said Food Bank Executive Director Angie Williams. “The food we’re giving out is based off of the food pyramid, so we’re giving away grains, dairy, protein and fruits and vegetables. Our goal is to get a lot more fresh produce out into the community.”

The Pantry on the Go will take place each month, and will be stopping in all towns served by McDonald’s in Northwest Indiana.  This month the Pantry will be stopping in Valparaiso at the Village Park and Enrichment Center at Banta (605 Beech St.) on Monday, March 25th; Michigan City at the American Legion (121 Skwait Legion) on Monday, April 1st; Munster on Monday, April 8th (location to be determined); Hobart at the Elk’s Lodge (3580 W. 61st) on Monday, April 15th; Portage at the Duneland Falls Banquet and Meeting Center (1100 N. Max Mochal Highway) on Monday, April 22nd; Whiting on Monday, April 29th (location to be determined).

All distributions take place from 3-5pm Central Time. Recipients only need to bring valid proof of residency. Food is served on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last.

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