Jan 30, 2014

Have you ever wondered what happens to the food you donate to your local food bank? What happens when the food is given to a family in need and then taken home and prepared for a meal?

You will get an inside look with a special event at the Indianapolis Home Show — the Choppin’ Hunger Challenge! It’s Saturday, Feb. 1 at 11 a.m. on the Unilock Outdoor Living Stage in the West Pavilion at the Home Show.
One out of every six children in Indiana is at risk of hunger. How can you help Hoosier families get a nutritious and filling meal? Donate to your local food bank. Also, make sure you are giving the right type of food.

Participate in the Choppin’ Hunger Challenge at the Indianapolis Home Show presented by Xfinity! Join local chefs as they battle to win the challenge of creating a gourmet meal from typical food pantry items.

Indianapolis Colts Team Chef DeWitt Jackson is one of the local chefs. After graduating from Second Helpings Culinary training program, Jackson worked at the Adam’s Mark Hotel until a call came from the Indianapolis Colts team to come on board as chef for the NFL-winning franchise. See a video with a cooking demo from Chef DeWitt here!

Also participating in the Challenge is Indiana Pacers Team Chef David Harvie. Harvie studied with his dad, an executive chef trained at Le Cordon Bleu in France. Prior to his position with the Pacers, Harvie worked as a successful chef with Levy Restaurants at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium and other venues in the sports and entertainment industry.

Home Show attendees are encouraged to vote on their favorite meal, and get the chance to learn about the most desired foods needed by Hoosier families. Then, make a donation!

Donations of cooking spices are encouraged to spice up the offerings for Gleaners Food Bank’s agencies, serving more than 320,000 food insecure Hoosiers annually.

This exciting new program was created by the American Dairy of Indiana, Gleaners Food Bank, Second Helpings and CICOA — all working to eliminate hunger in Indiana.

Check out more about the Choppin’ Hunger Challenge at this post from Indy Creative Aging.

Come see the Choppin’ Hunger Challenge at the 2014 Indianapolis Home Show on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 11 a.m.!