INDIANAPOLIS – Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, a statewide association of food banks, has announced the recipients of its Hoosier Hunger Hero award.
The group honors Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller for his partnership with the Indiana State Bar Association and his effort to call on law firms and lawyers to raise money and food donations for the state’s 11 regional food banks. The 2011 March Against Hunger raised more than 6,000 pounds of food and $27,574.
Also honored was the late Bob Forney of Michigan City, the president, CEO and founder of The Global FoodBanking Network, an international organization that works collaboratively to reduce world hunger by securing more food and enhancing the ability to efficiently distribute food through food banks and food bank networks. Previously, he was president and CEO of the Chicago Stock Exchange. He died unexpectedly last August.
Among the food banks in the statewide network is the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana in Gary and the Food Bank of Northern Indiana in South Bend.