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The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is giving away for Thanksgiving

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. — Several events in northwest Indiana aimed to give families a happy Thanksgiving ahead of the holiday season this week.

Attorney Ken Allen partnered with the food bank to help 1,200 families in need in several events in northwest Indiana.

“I take seriously that it’s our responsibility to the community to try to help people and our neighbors,” Allen said.

Victor Garcia, president and CEO of the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, said this is the largest number of turkey food bank distributions in their organization’s history.

“Inflation is affecting our friends and neighbors who are barely living and working,” Garcia said. “So we are very pleased to be able to provide additional support so that these families can continue to survive and thrive.”

The food bank distributes about 11 million pounds of food each year, and Garcia said they need all the support they can get.

“We cannot do our work without our partners in our community,” Garcia said. “Whether it’s people giving their time, like the people behind me, or people giving their time and their treasures, like corporate partners like the Ken Allen Law Firm.”

Allen also said he hopes the corporate community will step up to help.

“There’s a need that needs to be met one way or another, and we can only do it together,” Allen said.

The Northwest Indiana Food Bank said they need year-round support to address food insecurity.

To learn more about how to help, visit: https://foodbanknwi.org/

https://wgntv.com/northwest-indiana/northwest-indiana-food-bank-giving-back-to-families-ahead-of-thanksgiving/

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