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Join Dave Kusiak & Radio Listeners in Drive to Fight Hunger in NWI

Dave Kusiak and his WJOB Listeners are partnering with businesses and people around Northwest Indiana in a “no-nonsense drive” to fight hunger in the Region. This Wednesday from 6:30 am to 9:00 am, the NWI community is asked to fill a bag of non-perishable food items and drop the food off in front of the WJOB  Radio Station on Indianapolis Ave.

As part of the Kusiak Cares efforts to give back, Dave Kusiak is collecting much-needed food items for the FoodBank of Northwest Indiana.

  • Kusiak Cares Can Drive
  • Food Bank of Northwest Indiana
  • 6:30-9:00 am -Wednesday, December 16th 
  • WJOB Radio Station- 7150 Indianapolis Blvd in Hammond, IN

People and Businesses can drop-off Non-Perishable Food Items this Wednesday, Dec 16th from 6:30-9:00am

Kusiak Care helps the people in need

Dave Kusiak has a passion for helping people and feels very blessed to be in a position to give back. He feels it’s his responsibility as a business owner to pay it forward. But as a businessman, giving back comes with a direct approach and using networks and relationships to get the job done.

When Dave first thought of how he could help people during the holiday season, he knew the best approach was to work with the right people, utilize the right resources, and find a cause where all the proceeds/goods go directly to the cause.

Finding a cause was easy. Dave chose the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana for their commitment to feeding people all over Northwest Indiana.

Food and Donations are being raised for the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

Just check out the facts on the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana and you’ll quickly see why Kusiak Cares loves supporting this Pantry.

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana has been leading the Region’s fight against hunger since 1982 and distributes more than 4.5 million meals each year to hungry kids, adults, and seniors across Lake and Porter counties.

Each month the Food Bank serves more than 23,000 individuals through its 100+ partner agencies and programs like Mobile Marketplace, Commodity Supplemental Food Program for seniors, and the BackPack program



Partnering with Kusiak’s Loyal listeners was efficient and smart!

Donations can be dropped off in front of the Radio Station…Look for the Kusiak Sign.


Kusiak’s next step in creating a business-like approach in raising goods leverages resources, contacts, and relationships. Dave called partners, vendors, and suppliers for cash donations. By priming the collections with his own cash donation, others started writing checks to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana. Dave offers this link for anyone that wants to write a check or set up a payment plan.  Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.


Dave also wanted to use his popular radio show on WJOB as a means to help the Food Bank collect much-needed non-perishable goods. With the tradition of measuring twice and cutting once, Dave set a goal of announcing his drive in early December and is ending his drive at the end of his Radio Program this Wednesday, December 16th at 9 AM. Dave will be talking about the food-drive during his broadcast and encouraging listeners to stop by with a bag of non-perishable goods.




For everyone’s safety, people donating a bag or two can safely drop off their donations in the back of a Kusiak work truck. It will be parked in front of the WJOB Radio Station at 7150 Indianapolis Blvd in Hammond, IN. Just look for the bright yellow Kusiak Construction sign. It will be in the back of the truck. Of course, any businessman doesn’t quit until the job is done right. When the food-drive ends at 9AM, Dave will personally drive the food over to the Food Bank of NWI and help fill the pantry. Job complete!


Kusiak’s drive to fight hunger attracts businesses from Valpo, Crown Point, and around the Region!


Dave Kusiak’s ability to make friends everywhere he goes helped get Kusiak Construction off the ground, and it’s how he’s fighting hunger. Popular business owners from around the region plan to personally drive food donations out Wednesday morning. They will also promote the food drive through their respective websites and social media.



Chef Carlos Rivero, owner of Don Quijote Restaurante in Valpo, is very excited to make the drive on Wednesday. Carlos has had tremendous success helping charities through using his business and relationships. According to Rivero, “People like Dave Kusiak go to work to earn an honest living and make a profit…and then pay it forward. This is why people should support local.”



Additionally, Chris Pavlou, owner of Radius-Valpo, will also be making the journey to Hammond on Wednesday. According to Pavlou, “I look forward to sharing Kusiak’s Caring initiative on my website and social media. I’m coming out to support his charities and also thank him for helping people. I hope to partner with Dave in the future on such business-centric initiatives. Positive energy is contagious!

Steve Daly from Perma-Green will also drive out to the Kusiak Care Drive on Wednesday. Daly couldn’t decide if it was better to bring a bag of canned goods or write a check, so he is doing both. Daly is bringing a $500 check on Wednesday and will use his social media and website to encourage his customers from Lake and Porter County to support Kusiak Cares and the Food Bank of NWI.

What Kind of Food Should we Donate?

Kusiak requests foods that are nutrient-rich, healthy, and tasty… stuff you would want to eat!Canned Proteins – Canned chicken, tuna, and salmon are good, shelf-stable items that can add much-needed protein to a meal.

  • Peanut Butter and Unsalted Nuts – Peanut butter in a jar, peanut butter on crackers, or a container of unsalted nuts are a delicious, protein-packed lunch or snack.
  • Mixes and Cereals made with water – Many households don’t regularly have milk or eggs, so consider boxed meals that can be made with just water. Think oatmeal, cereals, instant rice, or packaged pasta and noodles.

  • Canned/Dried Beans, Lentils, Chickpeas – These are great protein options for vegetarians, and can be used alone, in soups, or as part of a full meal.
  • Ready-to-Eat Fruit – Whether they’re used for breakfast, in lunch, or an on-the-go snack, single-serve fruit cups, squeezable fruit sauces, or cartons of dried fruit.

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By Jim Jano Janesheski






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