As part of our COVID-19 assistance efforts, the Highland Community Foundation has donated $1000 to Food Bank of Northwest Indiana for a Mobile Food Market on April 29th, from 4pm to 6pm. The Mobile Market will be at Highland’s Warren Elementary School. located at 2901 100th St.
With the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, the Food Bank estimated at the end of March a 50% increase in demand above the 6.1 million pounds of food distributed in 2019 by the Food Bank and their partner agencies. The Food Bank estimated that over a 12-week period, that increased demand will require approximately $140,000 of additional funding to meet the need. To meet the increased need, one of the programs the Food Bank is focusing on is their ongoing Mobile Market program.
According to their website, “Food Bank of Northwest Indiana’s Mobile Market provides FREE fruits, vegetables, protein, dairy and other groceries to any Northwest Indiana resident in need of food assistance. All Mobile Markets are first come, first served while supplies last. Individuals should have valid proof of Indiana residency to access Market services, and are asked to bring boxes or bags to carry items. All Food Bank of Northwest Indiana distributions are first-come, first-served while supplies last.” During this ongoing COVID-19 emergency the Food Bank has advised that all Mobile Market food distributions will be drive through only and they are requesting that recipients not arrive more 30 minutes prior to the scheduled distribution time.
For more information, or more importantly to donate, go to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana’s website at https://foodbanknwi.org/