Food Bank

Food Finders Food Bank works directly with over 120 member agencies (food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and more) across a 16-county service area in North Central Indiana. These agencies help Food Finders distribute food to the nearly 83,000 residents in our service area who suffer from food insecurity quickly, efficiently, and effectively.

To find a list of agencies in your area, click here.

How to Become a Member Agency

We are always looking for new agencies to join our service area. Churches and non-profit organizations that wish to receive food from Food Finders Food Bank must apply to become a member agency. To apply, your church or organization must have a 501(c)(3) designation from the IRS or meet the requirements of the 14-point criteria for churches or religious organizations. You must also meet the criteria in our member qualifications:

Member Qualifications: PDF | Word

If you have read through our member qualifications and would like to apply to become an agency of Food Finders Food Bank, we ask that you complete a Member Agency Agreement for approval, submit a copy of your 501(c)(3) certification or 14-point criteria, and make sure that one of your volunteers or staff members has proper food safety training. Be sure to include your name, date, and name of your organization on your certificate.

Member Agency Agreement: PDF | Word
501(c)(3) Fact Sheet: PDF | Word
14-Point Church Criteria: PDF | Word
Food Safety Training Info: PDF | Word

Once those documents are ready, send them to Adam Meyer, our Distribution Manager – Food for Families, via fax, mail, or email. Upon review and approval of the Member Agency Agreement, we will schedule a site visit to ensure the safety and cleanliness of your facility. Once completed and approved, your church or organization will become a member agency and have access to the food and non-food items at Food Finders Food Bank.

We realize this is a lot of information!
Don’t hesitate to contact our Distribution Manager with any questions you may have.

AGENCY TEXT ALERT SIGN UP

Agencies can now sign up to receive text alerts from Food Finders Food Bank.  These text messages will be sent when Food Finders has an un-expected closing (bad weather for example) or if we need to send out any other time sensitive information.  We will not send you any promotional information through text.  Your agency will still receive emails regarding any special promotions/announcements.

Online Scheduling and Ordering

All agencies must schedule all of their shop floor appointments and place all of their orders online.

Start here:

Click Here to Login
Instructions for Online Ordering: PDF | Word

If the login link above does not
work, try clicking Here or Here.

Monthly Delivery/Pick-Up Schedules:

January 2017 Delivery Schedule: PDF | Word
January 2017 Pick-Up Schedule: PDF | Word

February 2016 Delivery Schedule: PDF | Word
February 2016 Pick-Up Schedule: PDF | Word

Commonly Requested Documents:

Can Defect Safety Sheet: PDF
Can Safety Fact Sheet: PDF
Client Choice Brochure: PDF
Food Allergen Guide: PDF
Temperature Log (Dry Storage): PDF
Temperature Log (Freezer): PDF
Temperature Log (Refrigerator): PDF
Easy Soups & Casseroles: PDF | Word
Two Soups from Scratch: PDF | Word

Personal Hygiene Video:

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Client Choice Video (8 minutes)
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Client Choice Video (1 minute)
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*TEFAP (USDA Government commodity) products are made available to agencies in our 16 Indiana counties. TEFAP is an equal opportunity provider and employer

Essential TEFAP* Documents and Files:

Eligibility Cert #1:
English | Spanish
Proxy Form:
English | Spanish

“And Justice for All” Poster

USDA Civil Rights Complaint Form

Indiana TEFAP Manual

Checklist of TEFAP Requirements

Product Transfer Form

Daily Temperature Log