Hoosiers Step Up to Feed the Hungry

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry, a state-wide nonprofit dedicated to helping those in need by providing nutritious protein, is helping hunters across the state of Indiana to feed those less fortunate this year. Through a partnership with the DNR, hunters can take deer to one of the certified processors listed on the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry […]

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Elvis has Left the Building…

Written and developed by Cathy Collins …But his favorite food inspired me. According to legend Elvis Presley loved grilled peanut butter and banana sandwiches.  It has been said he added bacon to those sandwiches.  Who knows how much truth there is to any myth or legend… the information is lost and all we have is […]

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Supermarkets Waste Tons of Food, Food Banks to the Rescue

    “Supermarkets and restaurants serve up more than 400 million pounds of food each year, but nearly a third of it never makes it to a stomach. With consumers demanding large displays of unblemished, fresh produce, many retailers end up tossing a mountain of perfectly edible food. Despite efforts to cut down on all […]

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One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, More…

Written and developed by Cathy Collins I can’t believe it is fall already!  Time for football, hot cider and short, chilly afternoons for mowing lawns and raking leaves.  Fall is harvest time, time for putting up the wonderful vegetables being brought in from the Master Gardener Association of Tippecanoe County, the Farmers Markets in Lafayette and […]

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Pantry Breakfast Pockets

Written and Developed by Cathy Collins As it gets colder, my thoughts always turn to the belly warming foods like biscuits and gravy, oatmeal, and omelets for breakfast.  The problem is I am not inclined, nor do I have the time every morning to stand over the stove and fix these hearty breakfasts for my […]

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Fight Hunger. Spark Change. $60,000 Up for Grabs from Walmart

Fight Hunger. Spark Change. Campaign begins Tomorrow, September 15th! This year, Walmart is providing $3 million in funding to the Feeding America network.  Fifty (50) Feeding America member food banks, including Food Finders Food Bank, will be selected to receive a $60,000 funding award to support their general hunger-relief initiatives.  Award recipients will be determined based on […]

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Weekend Hours Continue to Help the Hungry in Tippecanoe County

For the last 13 weeks of summer, the St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry has kept their doors open on Saturday afternoons. “It helps people eat,” said volunteer Gayle Ennis. “Plain and simple. It helps people eat.” Director Steve Starks said the pantry had an average of 75 people each Saturday in June, but the numbers lowered in […]

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Eat Your Oatmeal, It’s Good for You!

Written and Developed by Cathy Collins We all love those little packages of instant oatmeal with all the great flavors.  There is one problem with those, when you go to the food pantries, typically you only get one or two little envelopes.  If you are lucky you might get a whole box (at total of […]

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Turn Up the Heat! Andrew’s Chili

Written and developed by Cathy Collins I wish I could say my mother taught me to cook, that there were childhood memories of standing on a stepstool, stirring a big pot of something while she stood next to me and helped me pour in the next ingredient. Ok, to be fair, there were a few […]

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