Our annual Drive Away Hunger fall food drive kicks off October 18

and runs through December 6, 2019! 

Food drives are a great way for businesses, organizations, and groups of all sizes to make a difference in the fight against hunger. In 2018, the Drive Away Hunger food drive helped Food Finders Food Bank collect more than 514,000 meals for people in need. In 2019, our goal is to collect the equivalent of 550,000 meals worth of healthy, nonperishable food.

With more than 74,000 of our Hoosier neighbors across North Central Indiana not knowing when or where their next meal is coming from, getting involved in this food drive is more important than ever. You can make a difference by organizing a food drive with your office, school, place of worship or any type of club or organization.

Register Your Food Drive


Check out our food drive planning kit for more information.  Download and print the 2019 Drive Away Hunger poster here.

Make a donation!

2019 Events:

Focus on CANS & CAN’Ts Food Drive – October 20 – Novebmer 2 – Donate nonperishable food items at Metabolic Research Center of Lafayette’s Food Drive located at 3652 Rome Dr Suite B.

Refi for a Reason with IFCU – Now through December 31 –  Refinance your auto loan with IFCU with no payments for 65 days and they will make a $65 donation to Food Finders Food Bank to provide 195 meals to families facing hunger!

Meijer Simply Give Campaign – There are TWO ways to fight hunger with Meijer.

  1. October 28 – November 28 – Don’t just share a photo, share the meal! Share photos of your meal using the hashtag #MeijerSimplyGive on your social channels. For every post using a food photo and the hashtag, Meijer will donate a meal to a family in need!
  2. November 10 – January 4 – Next time you are at Meijer, pick up a $10 donation card at the register and 30 meals will be donated to Food Finders!

Cranksgiving with Bicycle Lafayette and People’s Brewing Company – November 16 at 9 am –Cranksgiving is a food drive on two wheels. Part bike ride, part madcap scavenger hunt. All you need is a bicycle, a lock and a bag! This event is FREE, but you’ll need $15-$20 to purchase food. Donations will support Food Finders Food Bank. Pedal the streets and trails of Greater Lafayette as you search for specific ingredients that make up a Thanksgiving dinner. Once you’ve collected all items and arrived at the finish, this feast will be donated to our town’s most needy. Cranksgiving is a national event that occurs in nearly 100 cities across the United States. Visit www.cranksgiving.org for more locations. We will be starting and ending at the rear entrance to People’s Brewing Company.

Culver’s Food Drive – November 1 – November 30 – Donate one nonperishable food item at Culver’s and receive a cup of Culver’s Fresh, Never Frozen, Custard!

Monster Mini Golf Food Drive – November 1 – November 30 – Bring in one non-perishable food item per person and receive 50% off of a mini golf session!

Fill the RAM Food Drive – November 1 – November 23 – Twin City Super Center will be hosting a food drive, filling RAM trucks with as many non-perishable items possible located at 650 Sagamore Pkwy S, Lafayette.

Pets and Vets Food Drive – November 1 – November 30 – Donations accepted in the clinic lobby at 1220 Montgomery Street in West Lafayette.

Fill the Ambulance with Food with Elmcroft and Prompt Ambulance Central – November 13 – 11 am – 1 pm – Elmcroft of West Lafayette and Prompt Ambulance Central are teaming up to “Fill and Ambulance with Food” to Driv Away Hunger! Drop off food items to Elmcroft of West Lafayette at 3575 Senior Place West Lafayette, IN. Pick up a free sack lunch after making your food donation!

Purdue University Creative Writing Program’s 2019 Writers’ Harvest – November 21 at 7:30 pm – Bring five nonperishable food items to the Wells Center at 638 North Street in Lafayette to hear readings from four students. All proceeds go directly to Food Finders.

Feed the Need Day – November 27, 10 am – 6 pm – Neuhoff Media will be at local Payless Supermarket Stores to promote their annual food drive benefiting Food Finders Food Bank. Pick up a few extra items to donate while you are out getting your last-minute Thanksgiving Day ingredients. Sign up to volunteer here.

Fleet Feet Thanksgiving Day Race Against Hunger – November 28 – Join us for the 8th Annual Thanksgiving Day Race Against Hunger in West Lafayette’s Cumberland Park! There’s no registration fee. Instead, donate non-perishable food items or make a monetary donation to benefit Food Finders Food Bank. Choose to run the 3 mile course or enjoy a one-mile walk. Find more information here.

Giving Tuesday – December 3 – After the holiday rush of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, give back to your favorite local charity on Giving Tuesday! Watch social media and your inbox for more details. Indiana Packers Corporation, the makers of Indiana Kitchen Premium Pork Products, is offering a dollar for dollar match, up to the first $10,000 raised. Double your donation with Indiana Packers Corporation.

Rubia & Sabika Party – December 5 from 6 pm – 8 pm – Join Rubia Flower Market and Sabika Jewelry as they team up to raise funds to fight hunger. Pick up some fresh flowers and add a little sparkle to your day with jewelry and a portion of the proceeds will go to Food Finders! Rubia Flower Market 224 E State Street, West Lafayette

Get the ‘Most Wanted Foods’ graphic for print or social media sharing here.




Public Drop-off Locations:

Food Finders Food Bank’s Warehouse from 8 am – 4 pm

  • 1210 North 10th Street, Lafayette

Wagner Chiropractic Center

  • 709 S 18th St Suite 1, Lafayette

Centier Bank (all locations)

  • 323 Columbia St #1a, Lafayette;
  • 5 Executive Dr., Lafayette;
  • 1921 Veterans Memorial Pkwy South, Lafayette;
  • 1020A Sagamore Pkwy W., West Lafayette;
  • 2636 US-52, West Lafayette

Auto Advantage Glass and Trim

  • 3414 IN-38, Lafayette

Big thanks to our 2019 sponsors for Drive Away Hunger!

Presenting Sponsor: 


Key Sponsor:










Engine Sponsors:












And Green Light Sponsors:

The National Group