Thank you to our caring community! We see the outpouring of support and we appreciate each of you! Please bear with us as we adjust and modify our hunger relief programs – we are adapting on a daily basis as we work to keep up with newly released guidelines.
Our top priority is keeping our pantry and mobile pantries open and operational in a modified version.
These programs serve entire families and seniors; we must put our limited resources into our programs with the greatest impact at this time. Additionally, we are working with our community partners who are filling in the gaps by providing additional meal programs.
Our J.P. Lisack Community Food Pantry has been modified to a walk-up only distribution at 1204 Greenbush Street in Lafayette beginning August 3. We ask that pantry visitors traveling by car park in the lot at the corner of Greenbush and 12th.
- Masks are required.
- Please maintain social distance while waiting in line.
- There is no shopping at this time. We will hand out food boxes.
- To avoid long lines, please come later in the day.
Distribution times: Mondays & Wednesdays 1 pm – 7 pm and Tuesdays & Fridays 1 pm – 5 pm
If you have used emergency food resources during the pandemic, please consider responding to this three question survey here.
- Find a pantry near your anywhere in Indiana with the Food Assistance Availability Map provided by Indiana State Family and Social Services Administration.
Mobile Pantry Program
The Mobile Pantry Program is modified to a drive-through distribution and will run as scheduled until further notice or changes need to be made. Find a mobile pantry distribution near you here.
Community Resource Guides
SNAP Application Assistance
Contact Food Finders Food Bank staff for help applying for SNAP or food stamps – (765) 471-0062. Learn more here.
Families who receive free or reduced-price lunches at school qualify for a new Pandemic EBT program. Learn more about Pandemic Benefits here.
State Health Insurance Assistance Program
The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides free, impartial health insurance information for people with Medicare. SHIP is part of a federal network of State Health Insurance Assistance Programs located in every state. In Indiana, SHIP is provided by the Administration on Community Living and the Indiana Department of Insurance.
SHIP is not affiliated with any insurance company or agency and does not sell insurance.
SHIP helps answer your questions about Medicare, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, prescription coverage, and assistance with medical costs. SHIP provides tools and information to help you make decisions regarding your health care. We strive to help you be wise consumers and to get the most value for your health insurance dollars.
- Provides you with educational materials and brochures.
- Helps you understand Medicare and organize your records.
- Teaches you to assess your needs so you can make informed decisions about your health insurance policies.
- Educates you on how Medicare pays for preventive services.
- Informs you of your rights as someone with Medicare or health insurance policyholder.
- Refers you to appropriate agencies that can help you with other needs.
Contact SHIP at 800-452-4800 or learn more here.
FFFB is communicating with our 72 BackPack Partners and sites to ensure they have the resources needed when schools reopen as well as providing information to BackPack families for local food resources in the interim. Many of our sites are working creatively with their schools to continue a modified service.
FFFB is working to ensure that we are stocked and able to continue a steady supply of food to our 110 agency partners around our service area. Our partners are critical in this effort; most are modifying their service models to provide food bags/boxes as a way to incorporate social distancing while continuing service.
FFFB is welcoming back volunteers beginning August 3! Due to COVID-19, we have implemented safeguards to protect the health and safety of our volunteers, people we serve, and staff. Please read and adhere to the expectations for volunteers listed below:
- Please do not come in to volunteer if you are feeling ill or have possibly been exposed to someone who is ill (regardless of how your feel). Please do not come in to volunteer if you have any COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19. If you have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive for COVID-19, you may return to volunteer when all of the following are true (CDC Guidelines):
- 3 days with no fever and
- Respiratory symptoms have improved (e.g. cough, shortness of breath) and
- 10 days since symptoms first appeared
- Upon arriving at Food Finders, all volunteers must use the PPE station located at the reception area to sanitize their hands, put on a mask, and complete a self-declaration temperature check. (Please note: All volunteers and staff are required to wear a cloth face covering. If you have your own mask, please wear it while volunteering. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided.)
- While at Food Finders, please adhere to the CDC Guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19, specifically maintaining social distance and frequent hand washing.
While we greatly appreciate your interest in volunteering, the safety of our volunteers, staff and clients is of paramount importance to us. We encourage you to consider your own health and safety when deciding whether volunteering is a good fit for you at this time. Please understand, you are coming at your own risk.
All classes at Food Finders have been canceled until further notice.
Ongoing – FFFB Taking Action
- FFFB’s top priority is to ensure our neighbors facing hunger have access to food when they need us most.
- The most impactful way that FFFB can serve our communities during this time is to keep our pantry and mobile pantries open and operational in a modified way.
- These programs serve entire families and seniors; we must put our limited resources into our programs with the greatest impact during this crisis.
- We continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis and adjust our plans accordingly to be of the greatest service.
- We are taking action to prevent the spread of the virus and support the health and well-being of our staff, clients and community by additional cleaning, sanitizing and implementation of social distancing
- Ongoing updates are posted to our website and social media as they occur.
How can you help?
- Donate funds
- Stay connected on social media
For the most up-to-date information on any additional response from Food Finders Food Bank, visit food-finders.org, or follow Food Finders Food Bank on Facebook, FoodFindersFoodBank on Instagram or on Twitter at FoodFinders.
Food Finders posted an update on the Coronavirus on March 12.
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