Food Bank announces emotional Hunger Action Month Exhibit

A reminder that this exhibit runs until September 26th. Details in the press release that follows.

Food Bank Announces Emotional Hunger Action Month Exhibit

(August 16, 2010) – Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana is proud to announce the opening of an art exhibit about hunger. September is Hunger Action Month. Throughout the month, Community Harvest is working to engage citizens to take action through the 30 Ways in 30 Days campaign. Individuals are asked to pledge their “way” to make a difference, and take part in the fight against hunger in America. In addition, throughout the month, there will be doable, daily “ways” to take action posted on the Hunger Action Month website along with many additional suggestions for getting involved.

As part of Hunger Action Month Community Harvest will sponsor a new exhibit, About Hunger and Resilience: Photographs and Audio Stories by Michael Nye. Community Harvest invited the artist to come to Fort Wayne during his 41/2 year journey around the country interviewing and capturing images of people touched by hunger. While he was here he interviewed several CHFB clients of which two are included in this exhibit. The exhibit will open with a reception that is free and open to the public on Saturday, August 28, from 7-10pm featuring hors d’oeuvres & cash bar in the John P. Weatherhead Gallery of the Mimi and Ian Rolland Art and Visual Communications Center School of Creative Arts at the University of Saint Francis. The artist will present a lecture prior to the reception at 6pm in the North Campus at the University of Saint Francis located at 2702 Spring Street.

The exhibit will run through September 26th. Gallery hours: M-F, 9am-5pm; Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm. Community Harvest in partnership with the University of Saint Francis brought the exhibit to Fort Wayne for Hunger Action Month to help educate this community about the issue of hunger in northeast Indiana. For more information about the exhibit visit


About Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Inc.: Community Harvest Food Bank is the largest hunger relief organization in northeast Indiana, annually distributing nearly 10 million pounds of food. Community Harvest collects wholesome surplus food and grocery products donated by the food industry – products that might otherwise go to a landfill – and other donors and utilizes it for hunger relief. The food is distributed by nearly 500 churches and human service agencies in its member agency net-work, serving 21,200 unduplicated clients per week throughout its 9 northeast Indiana county service area. These agencies include food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, rehabilitation centers, and youth and senior citizen programs. Community Harvest Food Bank is a member of Feeding America and Feeding Indiana’s Hungry (FIsH). For more information, visit

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