Those 64 hours are between Friday at 3:00 p.m. and Monday at 8:00 a.m. when a child living in a food-insecure home may not have access to food. Food insecurity is harmful for all people, but it is particularly devastating to children. Not having enough healthy food can have serious implications for a child’s physical, mental and academic development, as well as impact their future economic prosperity.
All Valparaiso children will have access to affordable and healthy food during these critical hours. It is clear from local data and national research that access to healthy food is a significant challenge for most low-income families. Hilltop’s mobile pantry van will schedule delivery of fresh and non-perishable food supplies to children and their families living in Valparaiso, making sure all families have access to healthy food.
All food and essential supplies are donated by local individuals, churches, civic groups, businesses and schools. The Hilltop Food Pantry also has partnerships with Walmart, Strack & Van Til, and other local area grocers. Donated food is dropped off at Hilltop’s Food Pantry and our mobile pantry van delivers it to families in need.