Food insecurity gets help from Northern Indiana Food bank
A new study, called Feeding America, shows the scope of hunger in northern Indiana by measuring food insecurity.
In St. Joseph County, Indiana, 17.4 percent of children say they don’t know where their next meal is coming from.
The situation is worse just across the border in Michigan where 18.2 percent of children are food insecure.
Elkhart County has the highest level of food-insecure children in our area with 21.5 percent.
The Food Bank of Northern Indiana is doing their part and helping stamp out hunger.
Friday Rise Up Academy is getting a Newman’s Own food pantry.
This is the first school-based pantry in our area, and is one of six selected nationally to receive a Newman’s Own grant.
Rise Up Academy hands out about 250 meals each week to students.
The kids will take ownership of the program by preparing bags to take home.