Holly and her son Leland.

Mobile Pantry Program Information

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The Mobile Pantry Outreach Program directly serves clients in areas where food is needed in an effort to supplement other hunger relief agencies in that area. The Mobile Pantry truck travels around north central Indiana providing nutritious perishable and non-perishable food. The truck provides at least 5,000 lbs. of food at any given location, which is enough for 140 families to receive 30-40 lbs. of food. Each truckload usually includes a variety of products such as frozen meat, canned goods, produce, baked goods, and laundry soap.

The Mobile Pantry Program began in 2010 with just a few distributions. Immediately, we saw the critical need for the Mobile Pantry and the community quickly embraced the program. In 2011, Food Finders was one of 10 food banks in the country to receive a new Mobile Pantry truck through a grant from Kraft Foods and Feeding America. The truck has greatly expanded the possibilities for Food Finders. Currently, the truck distributes food almost daily around Food Finders’ 16-county service area. This program has especially helped areas that have little to no resources.

How Can You Help? Become a Mobile Pantry sponsor. Support Mobile Pantry produce distribution with your garden or farm plot extra. Email our Distribution Manager or call 765-471-0062 for more details.

2015 Mobile Pantry Schedule is Now Open!

Click here to request a date for your 2015 Mobile Pantry

Eligibility Income Guidelines:

2014 Income Eligibility

Mobile Pantry Quick Facts

By the end of 2013, Food Finders had distributed over 1.4 million lbs. of food to over 124,000 individuals.

The Mobile Pantry Program helps reduce food spoilage and waste by directly distributing items to the clients. Food Finders can quickly distribute highly perishable items such as produce, baked goods and refrigerated items.

The Mobile Pantry Program helped increase produce distribution by more than 30%.

What can I do with my food?

When you receive frozen items at the Mobile Pantry

Check out these great recipes from our friend Cathy Collins on her blog “Cathy Cooks”! Cathy posts excellent ideas for how to use up the all of the food available at our Mobile Pantry and at our Partner Agencies.

Whistle Stop Mobile Pantry

Food Finders distributes fresh produce and other food staples weekly at the following locations when resources are available. Call Food Finders to confirm dates for distribution. Severe weather often results in cancellation due to safety issues, Food Finders will cancel as needed.

Tuesdays:

Tzion Tabernacle at 1pm
614 West Monroe Street, Kokomo
 
Hanna Center at 11am
1201 N. 18th Street, Lafayette (2nd and 4th Tuesdays)
 
Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds at 5pm
Sheep Building
1010 Teal Road, Lafayette
 

Thursdays:

NEW LOCATION IN HOWARD COUNTY: 
Woodland Church of God at 1pm
3401 South Webster Street, Kokomo, IN 46902
 

UPComing Mobile Pantry Locations

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