Due to budget cuts, Food Finders’ Summer Food Service Program has been suspended until funding can be secured.

No Kid Hungry

In summer of 2018, Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry summer pilot program helped families stretch their resources and ensured that children received nutritious meals throughout the summer and returned to school ready to learn. By serving meals in homes, Food Finders ensured that all children had the food they needed. Families accepted to the program received healthy, kid-friendly lunches, snacks, fresh produce and weekend meals, delivered directly to their door each week. Families in the program agreed to serve meals to one or more children in addition to their own family members, attended a program training and completed basic paperwork.

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Summer Produce Drop

In 2018, Food Finders Food Bank teamed up with CityBus, thanks to a grant from Enterprise Rent-a-Car Foundation, to provide free, fresh produce to our neighbors facing hunger! Produce distributions will took place from 4 pm – 5 pm daily, May 29 – August 3, 2018 at rotating locations around Tippecanoe County.

 

Summer Food Service Program

In 2018, Food Finders Food Bank acted as an SFSP sponsor for the ninth summer, ensuring that children across our service area had access to free, healthy meals! Food Finders sponsored 23 meal sites across seven counties.

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was created to serve nutritious meals to children 18 years and younger when the National School Lunch Program is not available. Participation is FREE & no registration is required!

Thank you to the following partners for providing open meal sites in summer: 2018

Earl Park Public Library, Otterbein Public Library, Kewanna-Union Township Public Library, Covington Park, Veedersburg Park, Attica Park, Briarwood Apartments, Riggs Community Health Clinic, Romney Meadows, Morocco Elementary, Macy Community Center and Winamac Public Library.

We are proud to have supported the following organizations by providing free summer meals to their program participants:

Hanna Center, Camp GLOW, Lafayette Urban Ministry, Region 2 Migrant Program, Miller Elementary, Oakland Elementary, Earhart Elementary, Miami Elementary, Glen Acres, Vinton Elementary and Edgelea Elementary.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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.