Food Finders Food Bank Inc
Rating: 4.81 stars 79 79 reviews 3,789
50 Olympia Ct Lafayette IN 47909 USA
Food Finders Food Bank works to eliminate hunger in mid-north Indiana by locating food and other nonfood items that might otherwise be wasted and redirecting them to nonprofit agencies that serve low-income Hoosiers.
Geographic areas served:
BackPack Program, Summer Food Service Program, Mobile Pantry Program
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2 people found this review helpful
I am a senior and a diabetic and was always a giver and still am when I can. But then I got hurt & now live on $732 SSI each month. Even with food stamps, it's challenging to make money stretch. Food Finders not only fills in the gap when needed but I've learned to be creative with what I receive. I got a large amount of fresh produce once and canned or froze it, making it stretch even further. Thanks for blessing those in need.
I started taking my niece to Foodfinders in Logansport because she only gets $16 per month in SNAP. I would drop her off and wait outside. Then she started talking me into going; I only get $708 per month in SSI and $147 in SNAP. It has helped both of us, so much so we have helped out with the Mobile Pantry our church sponsored and took some home to our neighbors because there was so much left over. They are a young couple with two small children and they really appreciated the extra boost. Foodfinders also supplies food to our local homeless shelter, Emmaus Mission Center's food bank, which recently won a grant of $20,000 from WalMart, which was deposited in their account with Foodfinders. What an awesome partnership!
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Don't freeze the yogurt; it makes it grainy. After I got it the first time I had to throw it out; from then on I refused to take any home, rather than waste it.
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As a member agency of Food Finders Food Bank Inc, the Emmaus Mission Center in Logansport, Indiana has benefited, for many years, from the free government commodities and low cost food items for purchase through Food Finders Food Bank. Our food pantry serves upwards of 550 families per month, and food purchased from Food Finders, along with the connections that Food Finders has helped us establish in our local community with food retailers, has kept us well provided with products to distribute to our friends and neighbors in need. Food Finders' staff are benevolent and helpful and we very much appreciate all the education and assistance they offer us to allow us to better help others.
Food Finders has been a great resource for our organization! They have provided us support in many ways from donating food items to providing volunteers to help educate our clients on nutrition-related topics! We are lucky to have them in our community!
I have volunteered with Food Finders for a number of years working closely with all levels of the organization. They are close to my heart because they serve a fundamental need-hunger. This organization has grown significantly over the years, but especially under the the current director who is driven to meet the needs of the ever increasing numbers of needy families. She has surrounded herself with a like minded team. Whether working with the volunteer manager or one of the route drivers, they are dedicated to the Food Finder's mission. The director and her team are constantly finding and implementing new and better strategies to procure and distribute food, as well as methods to teach subjects such as nutrition and health. This is an outstanding organization operated by an outstanding group of individuals dedicated to wonderful cause. Thank you Food Finders
I am the pastor of Congress Street United Methodist Church in Lafayette and we partnered with Food Finders a year ago as we set-out to open a food pantry at the newly re-opened Oakland Elementary School. It's been a wonderful partnership for free or very reduced-cost product for our pantry.
I work in social services in the counties served by the Food Finders Food Bank and their mobile sites. Most of my clients struggle to make ends meet and Food Finders is an essential lifeline for those in need. SNAP benefits don't go as far as needed and local food pantries often have restrictive rules limiting families to one trip a month. Without Food Finders, more children would do without food. I am thankful to have their services available as an option.
Our team from work went over to help with packaging of food for distribution and It was a well organized system. The facility was clean, well kept and the staff was very nice. It is a pleasure to say that we helped with such a great outreach to our community.
Food Finders Food Bank (FFFB) offers a variety of areas for anyone to help, which is part of what makes it a great organization. I have had many opportunities to sort and label food for distribution with my team from work, which is great for team building for any work group.
I also reached out the them to see where my sons Cub Scout group could help. FFFB helped identify about a half dozen areas/Projects that they could help our community outside the FFFB facilities since they were to young to be in one of their facilities.
Our scouts were able collect food donations totaling over 400lbs the last couple years. The food drive for our scouts has become a great tradition for our entire pack.
Our scouts also made laundry detergent for FFFB, which is needed for several FFFB clients in our local area on a monthly basis. The scouts had to first collect plastic bottles for the detergent which aligns with our efforts to teach the scouts about the importance of recycling. Our den was able to produce 234 bottles of detergent for FFFB. We now plan to expand this to our entire Scout Pack in the future.
The opportunities that FFFB has provided for our scouts has helped educate them on the importance of helping out and giving back to our community. The scouts learned that there are a variety of ways they can help as an individuals and the importance of giving back to their community. They also experience first hand how big of an impact they can make when they team up to help others.
Food Finders has been a great help to our campus ministry. They opened their doors to us on a Sunday morning so that we could "Workship" there; volunteering to repackage food, then staying for worship. We have also hosted a Food Finder's Mobile Pantry in the parking lot of our church. They are able to provide hands -on volunteer opportunities for our students, while sharing the political and social reasons why there are so many food insecure people in our community.
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I have now volunteered for a number of days at Food Finders. I find this organization is very well organized and managed with the focus on delivering food to where the need is.
I am proud to say I volunteer and work with this organization.