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FOOD BANK OF NORTHWEST INDIANA, DUTCH FARMS, AND THE TIMES OF NORTHWEST INDIANA PARTNER TO PROVIDE 200,000 EGGS TO NORTHWEST INDIANA RESIDENTS

April 28, 2020 (Merrillville, IN) 

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, Dutch Farms, and the Times of Northwest Indiana are partnering for “Eggstravaganza” to provide more than 200,000 eggs to Northwest Indiana residents on May 5th, which has been designated as #GivingTuesdayNow.  This global day of giving was newly created in response to the COVID-19 crisis, as a means of supporting organizations on the front line, providing emergency services, resources, and support to individuals and families. 

“We wanted to make #GivingTuesdayNow really special, by doing something that would impact and safely engage our entire community during this difficult time”, said Victor A. Garcia, Food Bank of Northwest Indiana Executive Director. “Dutch Farms presented a meaningful, relevant, and generous solution by offering to donate eggs for anyone who needs them”.

Residents and local organizations are invited to stop by the Food Bank, between 9am and 6pm, to pick up as many eggs as needed.  The Food Bank will have parking lot stations set up to enforce social distancing and other safety precautions. Dutch Farms will also be on site. 

“Dutch Farms is looking forward to sharing our blessings at the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana “Eggstravaganza” event. We will arrive bright and early on May 5th, to help distribute over 200,000 donated Dutch Farms eggs. Northwest Indiana is our home and we are happy to do our part to make sure everyone has the food and resources they need to navigate this difficult time”, said Joel Boomsma, Dutch Farms Senior Vice President. 

“The Food Bank, Dutch Farms, and the Times of Northwest Indiana are all committed to ensuring that our neighbors have the food needed to thrive during this time”, said Garcia. 

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About the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana has the been leading the fight against hunger in the Region since 1982.  The Food Bank distributes nearly 5 million meals annually to children, seniors, individuals, and families in Lake and Porter Counties through more than 100+ partner agencies, Mobile Market Distributions, Commodity Supplemental Food Program for seniors, and the BackPack program.  Visit foodbanknwi.org to learn more and join the fight against hunger in Northwest Indiana. 

About Dutch Farms

Staying true to our Dutch roots, Dutch Farms proudly offers a full line of farm-fresh dairy, deli, meat and bakery products. We are family owned, and have been for generations. The great Midwest, with all of its rich farmland, has been our home for 30 years. The Dutch have always been known for their dairy products, especially cheese. Ever since the beginning, our mission has remained unchanged. We are dedicated to bringing quality dairy products to your table at a fair price. Visit dutchfarms.com to learn more about how we speak quality. http://dutchfarms.com

About The Times of Northwest Indiana

The Times Media Co. is the news and information leader in Northwest Indiana. We have the largest news gathering and sports staff in the Region, and we inform residents 24/7 through the daily Times of Northwest Indiana newspaper, a bustling website, http://www.nwi.com, apps and an e-edition.

Allyson Vaulx Director of Development avaulx@foodbanknwi.org/219-746-3309

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