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The Food Bank of NWI is tackling food insecurity in the Region

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Food Bank of NWI President and CEO Victor Garcia

Inflation in the U.S. is at a 40- year high causing food and gas prices to surge. Rapidly rising rents as well as end to federal COVID-19 relief have taken a financial toll on households. Food banks are struggling to meet the demand as federal programs provide less food to distribute and donations diminish. Food Bank of NWI President and CEO Victor Garcia joined Lakeshore Public Radio's Dee Dotson an Tom Maloney to discuss how his organization is working hard to support community members faced with food insecurity.

As Vice President of Radio Operations, Tom is responsible for overseeing Lakeshore Public Radio. He oversees the radio station’s programming, as well as news. He was instrumental in bringing several different genres of music to Lakeshore Public Radio.
As co-host and producer of Regionally Speaking, Dee is responsible for connecting with northwest Indiana community newsmakers to share their stories with the Lakeshore Public Radio listening audience. She believes in the power of storytelling to engag, teach and change lives. Prior to working at Lakeshore Public Radio, Dee enjoyed giving her time, talent, and resources to various community organizations. Dee believes in servant leadership. Her favorite quote is "Leadership is service not position." by Tim Fargo.