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About Us

NWI No Child Hungry was created to help local students who are food-insecure.  Food-insecurity means children (and adults) may not have a reliable source to a sufficient amount of food.  In our area, many students rely on the food they receive during the school week to sustain them through the weekend. The Buddy Bag program helps to fight hunger! Every weekend during the school year, we provide Buddy Bags to students in need. Buddy Bags are kid-friendly sacks of food! In each bag, students get shelf-stable breakfast, lunch, dinner, fruit cups and a treat. Each student who participates in the Buddy Bag program receives food for Saturday and Sunday. We serve Southwestern Porter County & Winfield in Indiana.

The meaning of life is to find your gift.

The purpose of life is to give it away. -Pablo Picasso

Gretchen Mercer

I am President of NWI No Child Hungry. Although I didn't realize it, I was food-insecure as a child. My parents had four mouths to feed on a low-income. We ate the food that was available for the week and when it was gone, we just "figured it out." My favorite sandwich was potato chip and mayo! My husband, Mark, & I teamed up to start this non-profit organization to help local children who are food-insecure.  

Mark Mercer

I am Treasurer of NWI No Child Hungry. No one should be hungry, especially children. I am a third generation Allstate Agent and part of my personal & professional goals include giving back to the community. I am passionate about helping families and fighting hunger.

Our Mission

Hannah Cliver

I am Vice-President of NWI No Child Hungry. My father was the sole provider for our family of six. He worked 14 hour days to put food on the table. His dedication and work ethic are what molded me into the person I am today. My family would have benefited greatly from a program like NWI No Child Hungry's Buddy Bags. I am excited to be a part of this in our community!

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Cheryl Mercer

I am Secretary of NWI No Child Hungry.  I was born in Texas but grew up in Indiana. I have lived locally in the Lakes of Four Seasons for over 40 years. I have two adult sons, Mark & Brad, who attended local schools. I dedicated my free time volunteering for the Season Soccer Club, Boosters and local Republican group. I am very passionate about the local community and serving on the board of NWI No Child Hungry. 

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