Fighting hunger across North Central Indiana one volunteer at a Time 

Food Finders Food Bank urges public to Pledge to Volunteer in 2016

Lafayette, IN – At the start of each New Year, Americans resolve to make their lives better in the year to come. Food Finders Food Bank is joining a national campaign in hopes the community will also help make the next year better for the nearly 86,000 people struggling with hunger in North Central Indiana.

Food Finders Food Bank is joining the Feeding America  nationwide network of food banks to challenge the public to make a pledge to volunteer in 2016. Individuals who commit to volunteering will help the 1 in 7 people in the North Central Indiana community who may not always have access to nutrient-rich food needed to thrive.

“Food Finders Food Bank could not serve the more than 86,000 families, children and seniors that turn to us each year without the help of volunteers,” said Katy Bunder, chief executive officer, at Food Finders Food Bank “We are excited to join the Feeding America network in this effort to empower more people to join the fight to solve hunger in their communities. With commitment from volunteers and advocates from across the country, we will be one step closer toward ending hunger in North Central Indiana and in America.”

Volunteer activities can range from packing, sorting and distributing food; helping to staff an event; or providing hunger-relief organizations with access to specialized skills, such as carpentry, marketing or technology. To join others in North Central Indiana who have made a commitment to make a difference in 2016,

  • Visit org/Pledge and make the pledge to volunteer to help people facing hunger.
  • Enter your zip code to learn more about Food Finders Food Bank and how hunger affects your community.
  • Contact Food Finders Food Bank and participate in a volunteer session with your family and friends.
  • Share your experience and the impact of your work on social media with #FeedingAmerica and @FoodFinders to challenge others to also make the pledge.

By pledging to volunteer to fight hunger in your community, Food Finders Food Bank and the Feeding America network of food banks, food pantries and meal programs can carry out its mission for a hunger-free America.

Visit to make a pledge and learn more about volunteer opportunities at Food Finders Food Bank.