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Summer Meals Reaching 1 in 6 Low-Income Children in Indiana

June 19, 2014 

A new report finds that participation in the Summer Nutrition Programs increased in Indiana, with almost 76,000 low-income children receiving summer meals on an average day in July 2013. This was a significant increase of twenty-three percent from the previous July.  The new data noted that summer meals reached 18 students for every 100 low-income […]

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Senior Hunger a Focus for Older Americans Month

May 09, 2014 

1 in 4 IN Senior Food Bank Clients Choose Between Food and Medical Care        Millions of Americans work in low-wage jobs, living from paycheck to paycheck, saving little if any money for their retirement. Most low-wage jobs offer little in the way of pensions or 401(K) plans so after a lifetime of hard […]

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“Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive Set for May 10th

May 05, 2014 

Letter Carriers Union and food banks join forces for 22nd annual food drive INDIANAPOLIS ― Letter Carriers from across Indiana will help to Stamp Out Hunger on Saturday May 10th, as a part of their 22nd annual food drive benefiting the state’s food banks. In its 22nd year, the Stamp Out Hunger food drive benefits local […]

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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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