Saint Mary's College Food Drive
Hunger in our community goes unnoticed and is a silent epidemic in America, faced by one in six Americans.The Food Bank of Northern Indiana's Healthy Choices Market was launched in July 2014. This kitchen, classroom and mini farmers market is available for low income diabetics and high blood pressure patients who are currently enrolled in a diabetes managment program through Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hospital of South Bend. Patients enrolled in a diabetes management program and making process on their personal goals are able to attend a Healthy Choices Market class to empower them to have a healthier lifestyle and better manage their disease.
- An estimated 32% of households report at least one member with diabetes and 64% of households report at least one member with high blood pressure.
- Of these people served by food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters, an estimated 89% are food insecure.
- Hunger exists in every county in northern Indiana.
- 94 cents of every dollar goes back into our communtiy.