Mobile Pantry Program InformationThe 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 6,500 lbs. of food to each location, which is enough for 140 families to receive 40-50 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 few resources.
How Can You Help? Become a Mobile Pantry sponsor. Support Mobile Pantry produce distribution with your garden or farm plot extras. Email our Mobile Pantry Coordinator or call 765-471-0062 for more details.
(Please scroll down to find upcoming Mobile Pantry locations.)Mobile Pantry Guidelines
Upcoming Mobile Pantry Locations (All Times EST)
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The following percentages and dollar amounts of the total costs will be financed with federal money: TEFAP (.7%, $80,563.55), CDBG (.09% $11,000.00) and SFSP (.6%, $79,181.94) . The percentage and dollar amount of the total costs of the project or program that will be financed by nongovernmental sources is 98%, $11,314,373.47. Most up to date information will be included after we receive our audit as of FY 2016.
Thanks to our 2019 program sponsors:
Tipton County Foundation
Seed Sponsors: ConAgra Local