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Join Food Finders Food Bank for our luncheon series, Nourish & Knowledge.

We invite community members to enjoy a healthy lunch and learn from national and local experts about how to fight hunger in our own backyard, improve food security among low-resource populations and the future of hunger relief in north central Indiana.

The 2019 Nourish & Knowledge series will be held the second Thursday of each month from 11:30 am -1:00 pm.

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2019 Speakers

March 21 – LTHC Homeless Services’ Executive Director, Jennifer Layton, Exploring the Intersection of Homelessness and Hunger

June 20 – Sheriff Goldsmith, Exploring the Intersection of Crime and Hunger

September 19 – Donald Lynam, Ph.D., Exploring the Intersection of Adverse Childhood Events and Hunger

November 21 – Pauline Shen, Ph.D., Exploring the Intersection of the Opioid Crisis and Hunger



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2018 Speakers

  • Katy Bunder, President CEO of FFFB & Kier Crites Scherger, COO of FFFB, Pulling Back the Curtain: The Inner Working of Food Finders Food Bank
  • Myron McClure, Purdue University Assistant Director of Office of Multicultural Programs,  Review of the book: 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World by Howard G. Buffett
  • Katy Bunder, President/CEO of FFFB, Hidden Hunger in Your Neighborhood, An overview of Feeding America’s new Map the Meal Gap data
  • Erin Brock Carlson, Purdue University Department of English,  Review of the book: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
  • Emily Weikert-Bryant, Executive Director Feeding Indiana’s Hungry (FIsH) – Benefits of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) and Debunking Food Stamp Myths
  • Tamara Benjamin, Purdue University Horticulture and Landscape Architecture & Jenn Thompson, Pantry Coordinator at Food Finders Food Bank —Local Food Economies & Hunger
  • Lafayette Transitional Housing Center & Food Finders, Myth Busters: Panel of Food Insecurity Experts


2017 Speakers

  • Heather Eicher Miller, Purdue University Nutrition Science – Food insecurity, dietary patterns, and health of Midwestern Food Pantry Clients
  • Charles Dennis, Feeding America – National to Local: How Feeding America is Helping the Fight Against Hunger
  • Jenny Bay, Purdue University Rhetoric and Composition – Engaging Volunteers in Community Collaboration
  • Emily Weikert Bryant, Executive Director Feeding Indiana’s Hungry (FIsH) – Benefits of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) and Debunking Food Stamp Myths
  • Jodee Ellet, Purdue Extension Local Foods Coordinator – Food Insecurity and Food Justice
  • Katy Bunder, President/CEO Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. – Non-Toxic Charities


Questions or Comments? Want to sponsor an event? Contact us at or 765.471.0062 x221