Thanks to the generosity of the campus community, the University’s annual September Fighting Irish Fighting Hunger food drive raised more than $26,000 to help families struggling to meet basic needs. Contributions are divided between two groups, People Gotta Eat and the Food Bank of Northern Indiana.
People Gotta Eat is a group of 12 St. Joseph County food pantries that have banded together under the auspices of the St. Joseph County United Way to raise funds together. The Food Bank of Northern Indiana runs a food pantry and serves as a middleman for 46 food pantries in St. Joseph County and 140 in the greater six-county area. The Food Bank also manages the Fun Pack program that provides children in need with a backpack full of food each weekend during the school year.
To date, FIFH has raised more than $217,000 to feed the hungry in Michiana.