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Help Shine.FM “Spread the Love” for hungry families

Posted: Sep 04, 2013

The New Shine.FM is partnering with Northern Illinois Food Bank and Food Bank of Northwest Indiana to make a difference during Hunger Action Month this September. “Spread the Love,” a peanut butter drive that will help provide much needed protein to needy children and their families, has a goal of collecting 100,000 jars of peanut butter in the month of September to feed hungry families. This emphasis also empowers children, youth and the community to join the fight against hunger.

On Thursday, September 19, 2013, Food Bank of Northwest Indiana and The New Shine.FM will host “Stuff the Truck” events to encourage donations of peanut butter. There will be two collection points that day:
• on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University (One University Ave, Bourbonnais, IL 60914) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• in front of the Hospitality & Tourism Management Building on the campus of Purdue University Calumet (2200 19th St. Hammond, IN 46323) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In the Indianapolis area, 88.3 The New Shine.FM is partnering with Gleaners Food Bank, Marion County Kroger stores and Little Caesars restaurants to make a difference during September. 

Marion County Kroger stores will serve as drop-off locations for peanut butter. Participating area Little Caesars restaurants will provide a free order of crazy bread for each jar of peanut butter donated.

As part of this campaign, students at 25 Indianapolis area schools will be collecting jars of peanut butter. The winning class from each school will receive a pizza party from Shine.FM and Little Caesars.

Another donation option for Shine.FM listeners and community members is to purchase “virtual” jars of peanut butter at a discounted rate online at Shine.FM.

For more information, contact Shine.FM at 815-939-5330 or

Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is located in Gary and supplies food to more than 100 food pantries and soup kitchens in Lake and Porter Counties. In addition to distributing food to member agencies, the organization also runs BackPack, Kid’s Café, Mobile Pantry, Food Rescue and Pantry on the Go programs, and offers pantry referrals. In 2012, these efforts resulted in the distribution of more than 5.1 million pounds of food and the weekly feeding of 5,000 individuals.

Northern Illinois Food Bank, a nonprofit organization, leads the northern Illinois community in
solving hunger by providing nutritious meals to those in need through innovative programs and
partnerships. Since 1983, food manufacturers, local groceries, corporations, foundations and
individuals have come together to donate food and funds, and evaluate and repack food for distribution to 700 network partners serving more than 60,000 hungry neighbors each week across 13 counties. In 2012, that commitment provided more than 33 million meals to those in need.

The Shine.FM network is a Christian hits radio ministry of Olivet. In addition to the 100,000 listeners who listen weekly through four stations in Chicagoland, Indianapolis and northwest Indiana, thousands more stream Shine.FM, Shine Worship and Shine RX3 online or through their mobile apps.

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