One in six Americans don’t have enough to eat.
According to Marijo Martinec, the Director of Community Impact at the Food Bank of Northern Indiana, “Sixteen percent of residents in Northern Indiana don’t have enough to eat every single day.”
September is Hunger Action Month and Thursday and today, September 5th, was ‘Go Orange for Hunger Day’. In response, in 6 counties across Indiana, businesses and community members proudly wore orange, to raise awareness about hunger insecurity.
So far this year, Elkhart County’s food bank,Church Community Services has helped 15,580 families. 27,190 families were helped by Church Community Services in 2012 and 27,395 families received help in 2011.
Church Community Services is located at 907 Oakland Ave., Elkhart, Indiana 46516. To volunteer, donate or inquire about services, call (574) 295-3673. For information on the Food Bank of Northern Indiana, you can visit their website.