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City of Gary, NWI Food Bank to feed 1,000 families

City of Gary Mayor Jerome A. Prince recently announced a mobile market partnership with the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana to provide 1,000 boxes of free food to Gary residents twice in May.

The Indiana National Guard also will assist with the program.

Mayor Prince said his administration will always be open to supporting community organizations, like the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, who are doing good things for residents throughout the city.

“These are difficult times for so many of our neighbors and friends,” said Mayor Prince, who will greet residents along with First Lady DeAnna Prince. “We are focused on improving Gary for our families, and that includes helping people fulfill their basic need for healthy food.”

The first food donations were at West Side High School, W. 9th Ave & Gerry St., Wednesday, May 12, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., or while supplies last.

The second food donations will be at Indiana University-Northwest Thursday, May 28, from 3:20 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., or while supplies last.

“We know that the City of Gary has been extremely impacted by the current COVID-19 crisis,” said Allyson Vaulx, Director of Development for the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.

“We are working very deliberately with the City of Gary and Mayor Prince, our 39 Gary partner agencies and other community organizations to ensure that residents receive the food assistance needed to help ease the burden of this time.”

For more information, contact Michael Gonzalez, City of Gary Communications Director, at [email protected] or (219) 617-0796.

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