For low income individuals and families, here in my part of Indiana and in every community, it’s a struggle to put good nutritious food on the table every day. From time to time on the Indiana Home Cooks podcast, we like to feature individuals and organizations doing the real work of helping those in need. On the “Food Finders” episode of Indiana Home Cooks, available here…and here, we highlight the work of Food Finders Food Bank, in Lafayette, Indiana.
I had heard of Food Finders for many years since moving to West Lafayette. But I never really understood what the organization did, other than collect donations of food and then distribute it to those in need in the community. Yes, that’s at the heart of what Food Finders does but it’s service to low income individuals and families goes way beyond that, and across a sixteen county region!
On the show we hear from Katy Bender, president and CEO of Food Finders, explain how the organization has expanded it’s services beyond the distribution of food to helping low income individuals and families make their food dollars go further, and much more. We hear from a nutrition education specialist with Purdue Extension, Barb Bunnell, on some of the ways she teaches low income clients to get maximum nutrition by using their “SNAP” vouchers (formerly called food stamps) and the food handouts at local food pantries.
To learn more about Food Finders, visit their website, food-finders.org.
To hear more ways the people of the Lafayette community are helping those most in need, specifically the homeless, check out the Feeding the Hungry episode of the Indiana Home Cooks podcast.