Meet Angela

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Meet Angela When the Merrimack Valley YMCA opened their food pantry in October 2017 close to her work, Angela Santos couldn’t have been happier. Because of where her job is located, Angela had been unable to get to other food pantries during open hours. Now Angela shops for food for her 14-year-old daughter and 7-year-old… Continue Reading Meet Angela

Meet Danielle

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Meet Danielle Danielle is a smart, silly and kind-hearted elementary-schooler who loves learning about shapes and angles in geometry. Through the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana BackPack Program, Danielle and her younger sister are among the 400 students who receive a sack full of food every Friday during the school year. The nutritious, kid-friendly foods… Continue Reading Meet Danielle

Meet Courtney

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Meet Courtney Courtney loves playing the guitar, horseback rides and practicing her black belt in karate. And don’t forget giving hugs. At summer camp, when the “hug bell” rings, Courtney joins nearly 100 kids in the center of camp to give free hugs to new friends made during a special week in June. Courtney’s zeal… Continue Reading Meet Courtney

Meet Xander

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Meet Xander “When I get those food bags, they’re really heavy, and that heaviness is love.” Xander is a soon-to-be second grader who loves recess, superheroes, and eating “lots and lots of cereal.” He says food, and having enough of it, makes him feel better and energetic. One of the ways Xander and his family… Continue Reading Meet Xander