Pantry Information

Food Finders Food Bank Fresh Market is open at the old Save A Lot building at 2200 Elmwood Avenue Suite C7 in the Market Square Plaza.

  • Masks are required.
  • Please maintain social distance while shopping.
  • To avoid a crowd, please come later in the day.

Days/Times: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 1 pm – 6:30 pm, Friday 1 pm – 5 pm and Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

Services

In addition to grocery items available during regular pantry hours, we also offer resource coordination services. Resource Coordination is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 am – 5 pm.

Did you know that you can earn credits anytime you meet with a Resource Coordinator, sign up for SNAP, or attend a class for the first time? These credits allow you to purchase small kitchen appliances or other items that will help you access and prepare food. To learn how to earn credits and what you can buy with these, click here.

Resource Coordinators help connect people to resources in the community such as SNAP registration, healthcare navigation, childcare assistance, education and cooking classes, utility and housing assistance, job training, employment and more. Our Resource Coordinators are assigned to visitors by the first letter of their last name. If you would like to speak with a Resource Coordinator, their contact information is below.

Amanda Estes – aestes@food-finders.org 765.471.0062 x204

Angel Valentin – avalentin@food-finders.org 765.471.0062 x113

Luci Bond – lbond@food-finders.org 765.471.0062 x209

What to Expect

Please bring your own reusable bags, cart, box or a laundry basket to help you transport food from the pantry to your destination. Volunteers are available to help you with carrying food out of the pantry.

There are no monthly limits on how many times a client may come to the pantry in any given month if you are a resident of Tippecanoe County. If you live outside of Tippecanoe County, you may come to this pantry once per month.

The pantry is restocked regularly throughout the hours that it is open. There is no advantage to arriving early. Pantry wait time is shortest between 3 pm – 4 pm.

You will enter and be greeted by a volunteer. If you are new to our pantry, you will be asked to fill out an intake form and meet with a resource coordinator. They will explain how the pantry works and let you know about the other services we provide such as: SNAP application assistance, healthcare navigation, education, utility and rental assistance, transportation, job training, employment and more.

You will have 30 points to spend each time you visit. All food items are labeled with a point value. Keep track as you are shopping. The volunteers at the checkout will ask for your name to record your visit. We have a bagging station for you to use.

You will never need to show proof of income, ID or proof of residency to access food at this pantry.

Volunteers

The pantry needs more than 75 volunteers a week to run smoothly. We are looking for compassionate, friendly people to fill positions ranging from shelf-stocking to data entry to greeting and more. You can sign up for a shift here.

About

The Food Finders Food Bank Fresh Market is a low-barrier, emergency food resource. Our goal is to eliminate food insecurity by connecting people to food immediately and by connecting people to resources for the long-term. Food Finders Food Bank realized that simply handing out grocery items was no longer enough. The reasons for food insecurity are complex and numerous. It is our hope that by offering resource coordination in addition to grocery items we can assist clients in overcoming barriers that stand in their way to food security and self-sufficiency. More than a meal, the Food Finders Food Bank Fresh Market offers hope.

What do we mean when we say low-barrier?  We mean you do not need to show proof of income or proof of ID to get food. We trust you. We also mean that there are no limits to the number of times you can access our pantry, as long as you are a resident of Tippecanoe County.

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