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Northern Indiana Food Bank - Plant Tour

November 15, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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Northern Indiana Food Bank
702 South Chapin Street
South Bend, IN 46601
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APICS Michiana Featured Event:

Food Bank of Northern Indiana Plant Tour

Date:  Wednesday, November 15, 2017

APICS Mission:

To be the premier provider and global leader in individual and organizational education, standards of excellence, and information in integrated resource management.

This Chapter:

Exists to provide and facilitate a variety of educational experiences in the broad areas of operations effectiveness and resource management. Our customers include members of the Michiana chapter, non-members who can benefit from our activities, and area business organizations in need of on-going education and professional development for their employees. We offer monthly programs, certification classes, periodic seminars, and other services designed to serve these groups. In addition to these formal activities, we serve as a forum for learning through interpersonal contacts with others. By serving the educational needs of our customers, we hope to enhance and enrich the quality of their professional lives, to contribute to the business success of the companies who employ them, and thereby to promote the quality of life and standard of living of our community as a whole.

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To be held at: Food Bank of Northern Indiana

702 South Chapin Street South Bend, IN 46601

Hunger was a community health issue 20 years ago. hunger continues to be a community health issue today. together, we can solve hunger.

In May 1993, United Religious Community of St. Joseph County’s Hunger Education Task Force accepted the challenge of reestablishing food banking services in north central Indiana.  That July, an organizing committee brought together the first board of directors that agreed that the North Central Indiana Food Bank would be the organization of record created to address local problems of hunger and malnutrition by providing quality food to participating social service agencies.

The North Central Indiana Food Bank began operations as a SDO (Subsidiary Distribution Organization) of Gleaners Food Bank of Indianapolis.  Our first distribution of 6,800 pounds was made in December 1993 to 29 agencies.

As our member agencies and donor base grew, we became self-sufficient and large enough to be considered for national certification.  In February 1996, we became a certified food bank of the America’s Second Harvest National Food Bank network.  As a member of America’s Second Harvest, we received offerings of donated product, with allotments based on the poverty population within our service area.

In July 2000, we purchased our location on Chapin Street in downtown South Bend, an 82,000-square-foot facility, to ensure adequate storage to meet the rising demand for food in northern Indiana.

In 2006, our organization’s name was changed to the Food Bank of Northern Indiana serving Elkhart, LaPorte, Kosciusko, Marshall, Starke and St. Joseph Counties.  In 2008, America’s Second Harvest changed its name to Feeding America, representing what their member food banks do each day.

today, the food bank actively partners with local and national manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, food growers, packers and brokers to procure food.

In addition, businesses, organizations and individuals conduct food and funds drives.  We are extremely grateful for the financial support we receive from corporations, foundations, organizations and individuals like you.

In 2014, the Food Bank of Northern Indiana distributed 7.1 million pounds of food to its network of 165 member agencies in its six-county service area.

Today, the rate of hunger insecurity in northern Indiana is 17%.  This epidemic is silent.  When all of our residents have food security and access to nutritious foods, we will be even better physically and mentally prepared to take on life’s challenges.


5:30-6:00 p.m. Check in and Networking.

6:00-7:00 p.m. Tour (there will be no food served at this event).


$10 for members and $15 for non members.  Please help to pre register.

This session is worth 1 Certification Maintenance Point(s)


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$10.00 APICS Michiana Members
$20.00 after 5:00 pm November 15

$0.00 Non-Member Student Registration (must show ID)

$0.00 Member Student Registration (must show ID)

$15.00 Non-Member Registration

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