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2014 Map the Meal Gap Study Uncovers Indiana Food Insecurity Rate

April 21, 2014 

Nation-wide Research Reveals Poverty to be Most Impactful to Consistent Food Access INDIANAPOLIS, IN – REVISED April 24, 2014 – Feeding Indiana’s Hungry announced that the annual Map the Meal Gap results released today show that food insecurity continues to remain high in Indiana. According to the newly released data, 15.7 percent of Hoosiers are food […]

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Honoring Volunteers Who Feed Hoosiers in Need

April 07, 2014 

This week, April 6-12, marks National Volunteer Week, recognizing the millions of volunteers who devote their time and efforts to making a difference in the lives of others across America. Feeding Indiana’s Hungry honors the thousands of volunteers that help those at risk of hunger across Indiana. 16 percent of Hoosiers are food insecure, which […]

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Walmart Foundation Contributes $46,822 to Feeding Indiana’s Hungry to Assist with Hunger Relief Efforts

March 20, 2014 

 Donation to increase access to food, perishable items throughout Indiana Indianapolis, Indiana, March 11, 2014 – Feeding Indiana’s Hungry received two grants totaling $46,822 from the Walmart Foundation to assist with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) outreach and perishable product distribution. The grants – which were given to the non-profit organization through the Walmart […]

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Hoosier SNAP Recipients Will See Decreased Benefits November 1

October 07, 2013 

Hunger relief advocates are spreading the word that the increased benefits to recipients in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) will expire on November 1, 2013. SNAP recipients will initially see benefits increase slightly for most households on October 1 to reflect the annual […]

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One in Four Households with Children in IN Report Inability to Afford Enough Food

September 18, 2013 

Data Also Show Widespread Struggle in Every State and Metropolitan Area, Underscoring Need to Protect Nutrition Safety Net Indianapolis, IN– September 18, 2013 – The recession has meant that high numbers of all types of households have been struggling to purchase adequate food, but households with children suffered extraordinarily high rates, according to a new […]

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New Data Shows Indiana 12th in the US for Those Most at Risk of Hunger

September 04, 2013 

For immediate release Media contact: Emily Weikert Bryant, 317.452.9829 Indianapolis, September 4, 2013 — New data released today by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reveals that 49 million people (including 6 million children) are food insecure in the United States. In Indiana, 13.5 percent of Hoosier households remain food insecure – meaning roughly […]

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September is Hunger Action Month

September 04, 2013 

More than 50 million people in the US face hunger; wear orange to show your support on Sept.5 Hunger advocates from Indiana and across the country will be wearing orange on Sept. 5 in an effort to raise awareness of the more than 50 million people in the US who face hunger. It’s just one […]

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New Data Shows More Than 1 Million Hoosiers are at Risk of Hunger

June 10, 2013 

A new study finds that 1,063,990 Hoosiers – including 355,780 children – do not always know where they will find their next meal. In all, 16 percent of the population in Indiana struggle with hunger, according to research released today by Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization.  For Hoosiers under 18 years old, the […]

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Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation

June 06, 2013 

This month, children across Indiana begin summer vacation. While summer vacation is considered to be freedom for many children, for the one in four Hoosier children facing hunger it means losing the one place that they can count on for a meal. For most of the country, the face of hunger is surprising. It does […]

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Feeding Indiana’s Hungry Federal Legislative Priorities for 2013

June 06, 2013 

As the number of families struggling to make ends meet increased significantly during the recession, Indiana’s food insecure population now includes one in six Hoosiers, and just one in four Hoosier children. As food banks continue to be pressed to meet need in their communities, we have experienced significant declines in federal commodity purchases. In […]

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