Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Inc. began in 1983 at the wake of major factory shutdowns. The charitable organization was started by a group of religious, business, and government leaders who wanted to alleviate hunger through the full use of donated food and other resources and to bring public awareness to their mission.
“Community Harvest Food Bank has been blessed to have a fantastic relationship with Parkview Health over the years. Parkview supports the mission in a variety of meaningful and mutually beneficial ways,” said Jane Avery, executive director of Community Harvest Food Bank of NE Indiana, Inc.
Parkview’s relationship with the food bank falls much deeper than funding support through Community Health Improvement. In fact, Parkview staff serve as members of the Community Harvest Food Bank Board of Directors and volunteer at the food bank. In these ways, they experience the mission in action. Parkview co-workers have also supported the Community Harvest Food Bank through food and monetary donations, recognizing that hunger is a problem 365 days a year, not just at the holidays.
Community Harvest Food Bank distributes food in two ways: food bank warehouse operations and through their three hunger relief initiatives, Childhood Hunger, Feeding Seniors and Healthy Families. Through these hunger relief initiatives, families in nine counties in northeast Indiana are provided with healthy foods, seven days a week, all year long to provide hunger relief and improve healthy living and overall well-being. Community Health Improvement’s partnership with Community Harvest Food Bank underscores the relationship between food and good health, and Parkview’s commitment to improving the health of people in our community.
For more information about this partnership, visit Community Harvest Food Bank.