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 to each location, which is enough for 140 families to receive 30-40 pounds of food. Each truckload typically 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, the food bank realized the critical need for the program and the communities quickly embraced it. In 2011, Food Finders was selected as one of 10 food banks across the country to receive a new mobile pantry truck through a grant from Kraft Foods and Feeding America. Having a dedicated truck for the program 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 Mobile Pantry Coordinator or call 765-471-0062 for more details.

UPCOMING MOBILE PANTRY LOCATIONS

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Mobile Pantry Quick Facts

By the end of 2014, Food Finders had distributed over 1.6 million pounds of food to nearly 107,000 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 percent.

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 at 1 p.m.: Zion Church – 614 W. Monroe St., Kokomo, IN 46901

Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m.: Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds – 1010 Teal Rd., Lafayette, IN 47905

Thursdays:

Woodland Church of God—3401 S. Webster St. Kokomo, IN 46902

  • January 7th @ 1PM
  • February 4th @ 1PM
  • March 3rd @ 1PM
  • March 31st @ 1PM
  • April 7th @ 1PM
  • May 5th @ 1PM
  • June 2nd @ 1PM
  • June 30th @ 1PM
  • July 7th @ 1PM
  • August 4th @ 1PM
  • September 1st @ 1PM
  • September 29th @ 1PM
  • October 6th @ 1PM
  • November 3rd @ 1PM
  • December 1st @ 1PM

 

Hands of Grace Church—2012 Goyer Rd. Kokomo, IN 46902

  • January 14th @ 1PM
  • February 11th @ 1PM
  • March 10th @ 1PM
  • April 14th @ 1PM
  • May 12th @ 1PM
  • June 9th @ 1PM
  • July 14th @ 1PM
  • August 11th @ 1PM
  • September 8th @ 1PM
  • October 13th @ 1PM
  • November 10th @ 1PM
  • December 8th @ 1PM

 

New Hope Church—346 S. 00EW Kokomo, IN 46902

  • January 21st @ 1PM
  • February 18th @ 1PM
  • March 17th @ 1PM
  • April 21st @ 1PM
  • May 19th@ 1PM
  • June 16th @ 1PM
  • July 21st @ 1PM
  • August 18th @ 1PM
  • September 15th @ 1PM
  • October 20th @ 1PM
  • November 17th @ 1PM

 

Wayman Chapel—920 N. Apperson Way Kokomo, IN 46901

  • January 28th @ 1PM
  • February 25th @ 1PM
  • March 24th @ 1PM
  • April 28th @ 1PM
  • May 26th @ 1PM
  • June 23rd @ 1PM
  • July 28th @ 1PM
  • August 25th @ 1PM
  • September 22nd @ 1PM
  • October 27th @ 1PM