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Food Finders Food Bank wants your help

Food Finders Food Bank is hosting a hunger summit to discuss the state of hunger in Tippecanoe County.

Posted: Jan. 22, 2019 4:41 PM
Updated: Jan. 22, 2019 6:23 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Food Finders Food Bank wants your help in providing hunger relief.

The organization is hosting a hunger summit to discuss the state of hunger in Tippecanoe County.

Katy Bunder, Food Finders CEO said she hopes the community brings ideas of improvement and innovation to the meeting.

As the government shutdown continues, social services like Food Finders will be the first to see its effect.

Bunder said the government shutdown could impact the pantry as early as next month.

“All the problems of the food insecure are exacerbated by the fact that the government shutdown is happening and those people that get SNAP benefits are in danger of not getting any benefits after January,” said Bunder.

Katy Bunder said there are some misconceptions about Food Finders. She hopes this meeting becomes an eye opener for the community.

“One of the misconceptions I think is that Food Finders has that problem well in hand and although we are working very hard to provide for the other food pantries and for the people who need food directly, we can't do it alone,” said Bunder.

The summit is open to the public and will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Temple Israel at 620 Cumberland Avenue, West Lafayette.

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