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It’s Christmas Time in the region and the spirit of helping others is stronger than ever! Today, you’ll learn how people from Lake and Porter County are working together to fight hunger. With deep roots in Northwest Indiana, Kusiak and the WJOB Listers are asking you to join their drive! This is your no-nonsense guide to the 2022 NWI Food Drive.
Kusiak Construction and his WJOB Listeners are partnering with businesses and people around Northwest Indiana in a “no-nonsense drive” to fight hunger in the Region. On Friday, December 16th from 6:00am -9:00am located at the WJOB radio station at 7150 Indianapolis Blvd Hammond, IN
As part of the Kusiak Cares efforts to give back, Dave Kusiak is collecting much-needed food items for the FoodBank of Northwest Indiana. The community is asked to park in front of WJOB, where volunteers will help unload the bags of food. You can expect a warm thank you! It’s a region thing!
According to Julia Kusiak, “bring nonperishable items such as canned proteins, peanut butter, and unsalted nuts, mixes, and cereals made with water, canned/dried beans, lentils, chickpeas, ready-to-eat fruit such as fruit cups, squeezable fruit, sauces.”
Please make check donations made payable to: Food Bank of NWI
Shortly after surviving the fight of his life, Dave Kusiak organized the first NWI Food Drive in 2020. Kusiak was brought up with the values of working hard, appreciating what you have, and paying it forward. It’s how we do it in Northwest Indiana.
Maybe our politicians in Washington could learn from the Region!
Last year’s fundraiser earned $15,000 and over 3,000 pounds of food. Great things happen when people respect each other and work toward a common goal!
Kusiak Cares Can Drive
Food Bank of Northwest Indiana
6:00-9:00 am -Friday, December 16th
WJOB Radio Station- 7150 Indianapolis Blvd in Hammond, IN
Dave Kusiak has a passion for helping people and feels very blessed to have been brought up in the Region. 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.
Three years ago when Kusiak first thought of ideas 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 would go directly to the cause.
Finding a cause was easy. Dave chose the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana for its commitment to feeding people all over 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
Kusiak’s approach to fighting hunger is similar to how he runs Kusiak Construction. Work hard and make it happen! Kusiak and his family and his home improvement team called partners, vendors, and suppliers for cash donations. By priming the collections with his own cash donation, others are inspired to start writing checks to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana. In NWI, you put your money where your mouth is. Kusiak offers this link for anyone that wants to write a check or set up a payment plan. Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.
Kuisak counts on his family and team to help, but he also leverages 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, followed by delivering on time, Kusiak runs his charity drive the way he runs his business. Goals are set, make smart plans and finish on time with expected outcomes. The drive culminates during his Friday Radio program from 6:00-9:00. His family unloads the goods and accepts donations while Kusiak promotes and engages his listeners.
Donators for the 2022 NWI Food Drive will be unloaded from your vehicle. You will be asked to pull up to the Kusiak Truck where the bags of food are packed in. 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. Of course, a good contractor doesn’t quit until the job is finished. When the 2022 NWI Food Drive ends at 9 AM, Kusiak drives the food over to the Food Bank of NWI and helps fill the pantry. Job complete!
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.
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By Jim Jano Janesheski
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