A local non-profit is teaming up with similar organizations across the state to help combat hunger.
Food Finder Food Banks is one of eleven Indiana food banks participating in the March Against Hunger effort.
This is the initiative’s fourth year and Food Finders Director Katy Bunder says the need continues to grow.
Nearly 97,000 people suffer from food insecurity in Food Finders’ coverage area.
Emily Bryant is the Executive Director of Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, or FISH. She says children are particularly affected by food insecurity.
Last year, the March Against Hunger effort brought in 72 tons of food.
In previous years, the initiative was held for two weeks during March, this year it will go throughout the month.