Food banks that serve Northwest and North Central Indiana are among 11 across the state receiving a share of $300,000 in funding from the state.
The funding came from the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, through the Indiana General Assembly.
“With the support of the Indiana legislature and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, we continue the fight against food insecurity,” said Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. “While this is only the start, we’re proud to play a part in bringing greater food security to Hoosier families.”
According to Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, the state’s food bank association, the impact of the COVID-19 virus is estimated that food insecurity will rise by 40% among Indiana residents in 2020.
These Indiana food banks are receiving state support:
- Community Harvest Food Bank – $29,970
- Dare to Care Food Bank – $10,890
- Food Bank of Northern Indiana – $34,890
- Food Bank of Northwest Indiana – $29,310
- Food Finders Food Bank Inc. – $27,720
- FreeStore Foodbank– $2,490
- Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana Inc. – $96,480
- Hoosier Hills Food Bank Inc. – $12,960
- Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central IN Inc. – $23,640
- Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank Inc. – $13,230
- Tri-State Food Bank Inc. – $18,420
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