The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is pleased to announce a $5,000 contribution from Horizon Bank to assist with COVID-19 emergency food assistance.
“We are in the midst of an unprecedented time, but will get through it on the strength of our community”, said Victor A. Garcia, Executive Director. “The gift from Horizon Bank helps with the increased capacity demanded by our neighbors in need during this time of crisis”.
The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana continues to adjust operations to address the increased need for food assistance resulting from the COVID-19 crisis. Emergency assistance operations have involved to include:
- Senior Food Box Deliveries to seniors that are at highest risk, shut in, lack transportation, or do not qualify for any type of government assistance.
- Drive Thru Only Mobile Market Food Distributions
- School Site Mini Mobile Market Distributions for families with children who were on free/reduced lunch
- Targeted Mobile Market Food Distributions for Displaced/Unemployed Individuals in hospitality, retail, etc.
- Mini Mobile Market Distributions with several bulk items
- And more
“The Food Bank of NW Indiana does great things under normal conditions, but due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, there needs are increasing. Not only are they providing food from their own organization, they are helping many other food pantries in NW Indiana, that they typical do not help. The need is increasing daily,” stated Steve Dahlkamp, Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer.
For more information on the resources provided by the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, visit foodbanknwi.org/market.
About Horizon Bancorp, Inc.
Horizon Bank has pledged $270,000 in aid for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds are being allocated across several not-for-profit groups who are working to assist affected individuals in the communities we serve in the States of Indiana and Michigan. Horizon Bank, Inc. is an independent, commercial bank holding company serving Indiana and Michigan through its commercial banking subsidiary, Horizon Bank. Horizon Bank may be reached online at www.horizonbank.com. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol HBNC.
About the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana
The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is the largest hunger relief organization in Northwest Indiana, and the only food bank serving Lake and Porter counties. Since 1982, the Food Bank has provided countless nutritious meals to hungry neighbors across the Region, and in 2017 distributed a record-breaking 4.5 million meals into the community. Through its network of 100+ partner agencies, mobile food distributions, and direct service programs for seniors, adults, youth and families, the Food Bank gives hope and hunger relief to nearly 25,000 people each month. Visit foodbanknwi.org to learn more and join the fight against hunger today.