The Working Hungry Film Screening

Hosted by Hamilton County Community Foundation

Wednesday, Nov. 29
4 – 6 p.m.

Hamilton County Community Foundation
Collaboration Hub
11810 Technology Dr. Fishers, IN 46038

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Purpose of the Event

According to Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, nearly 1.2 million Hoosiers experienced food insecurity during in 2020 at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hamilton County residents were no exception. A large share of Hamilton County residents need support to access healthy food. More than one-fifth of adults are not earning enough to cover their basic needs.

The overall poverty rate in Hamilton County is relatively low, only 4.2%, but is much higher in rural areas. Emergency food system usage increased by 154%, while Gleaners Food Bank reported seeing a 59% increase in demand in Hamilton County. At the same time, food banks and pantries across the state experienced a 70-90% reduction in volunteers. This increase in demand and new challenges highlight the critical importance of strengthening emergency food systems throughout Hamilton County.

At this event, we are bringing together the Hamilton County Food Resource Coalition alongside potential funders and donors to screen The Working Hungry documentary by Indy Hunger Network, educate on the food insecurity needs within Hamilton County and find co-investment opportunities to fund strategies and initiatives within the Coalition.

More About The Working Hungry and Indy Hunger Network

Indy Hunger Network is proud to be part of a new compelling documentary, The Working Hungry. 

The Working Hungry is a 30-minute film built around the stories of three families and through them, the stories of more than 700,000 people across the state of Indiana. Most of these are working families, and their hunger is hidden from those around them.

The compelling documentary asks why, in a time of low unemployment and food abundance, is food insecurity and hunger so prevalent and what can be done. The Working Hungry will dive deep into the reality of food insecurity in Indiana and what more could be done to destigmatize the conversation, more clearly understand underlying causes, and truly end hunger.