The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana today announced that it has received a donation of $30,410 from the Porter County Fair. The donation includes a portion of proceeds from concert ticket sales and fair attractions, as well as the results of an auction featuring a musical experience in Las Vegas and items from the 2018 concert headliners.
“Hunger effects nearly 100,000 individuals across the Region,” said Steve Beekman, executive director of the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana. “This donation will provide critical, nutritious meals to Northwest Indiana neighbors struggling to feed their families this season.”
With every $1 raised, the Food Bank can provide three meals to a hungry child, adult, or senior in the community. So the contribution from Porter County Fair can serve more than 90,000 meals to individuals and families, said Beekman.
“We are so grateful to the Porter County Fair Board for recognizing this need in our community and continuing to support hunger relief efforts through their generous donation,” said Beekman.
The Porter County Fair fundraising effort is in conjunction with a statewide initiative to raise food, funds, and awareness to fight hunger across Indiana. For the last five years the Porter County Fair Board has donated funds to the Food Bank as a result of the Fair’s efforts, raising enough money to provide more than 250,000 meals to date.
“The Porter County Fair Board cares deeply about this community, and we want to give back in a meaningful and impactful way,” said David Bagnall, Grandstand Entertainment and Fair Manager. “We are proud to make this donation and support youth and families facing hunger in our area.”