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Jan 23, 2015

Did you ever wonder what happens to the food donated to a food bank? What happens when a family in need takes home those donations and prepares a meal? You will get an inside look with a special event returning to the Indianapolis Home Show: the Choppin' Hunger Challenge II.


A new study by Feeding Indiana's Hungry and Feeding America shows one in six Hoosiers, or an estimated 1.1 million people in Indiana, turn to food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families. Of the households served by Indiana's food banks and assistance programs, 43% include a child under 18, and 25% include a senior aged 60 or older.

So how can you chop hunger and help Hoosier families get a nutritious and filling meal? Donate to your local food bank or food pantry, and make sure you are giving the right type of food.

Participate in the Choppin' Hunger Challenge II at the Indianapolis Home Show! Watch great Indiana chefs, Sam Brown and Nick Mayes, as they battle to win the challenge of creating a unique, delicious meal from chop baskets filled with items from Indiana food banks.



Home show attendees are encouraged to come sample the meals and will also have the chance to learn about the most desired food items needed by Hoosier families. Then, consider making a donation - especially spices, which are seldom donated.

Attendees will also receive a packet of recipes developed using foods shoppers can pick up at Gleaners - you can also find them online. This exciting program was created by the American Dairy Association of Indiana, Gleaners Good Bank, Second Helpings, and CICOA - all working to eliminate hunger in Indiana.

Watch as Indiana chefs compete for the best meal. Stop by the Choppin' Hunger Challenge II on Saturday, January 24 at 11am on the Unilock Outdoor Living Stage for your chance to help truly chop hunger and learn how all Hoosiers can enjoy warm and filling meals every day of the year.

The Indianapolis Home Show takes over the Indiana State Fairgrounds January 23 - February 1, 2015. Get tickets to participate in fun and information events like this, as well as to see home and garden celebrities, Ty Pennington and Matt Muenster. Right now you can get 2-for-1 tickets when you check out our Facebook Ticket Deals page. We hope to see you at the show!


JANUARY 23 - FEBRUARY 1, 2015.
INDIANA STATE FAIRGROUNDS 





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