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Food Finders Food Bank Inc

Rating: 4.78 stars   67 reviews 2,734

Nonprofit Issues:

Food, Human Services

Address:

50 Olympia Ct Lafayette IN 47909 USA

Mission:

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:

Mid-North Indiana

Programs:

BackPack Program, Summer Food Service Program, Mobile Pantry Program

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Reviews for Food Finders Food Bank Inc

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 2 stars  

I truly believe in the mission of food finders and all of the good that this company does it the 16 counties that they serve. The business side of things need to change. It is sad when the executive director thinks that she is better than everyone and belittles all of the staff. They fire people all of the time for no good reasoning other than a friends of theirs may need a job. Directors there have said anyone and everyone is replaceable. If people knew what went on behind those walls they would honestly think differently. There are some people that know the truth but are to afraid to speak up for what is right, the turn over rate in the last 12 months is around 87%-110%. That should say something all in itself.

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

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.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

We have volunteered at several kinds of the activities with our children too: the organizers are always very helpful, organized and friendly. It makes the work of lifting and sharing easy and effective. We are so grateful to them each and every time. It is safe and friendly for families to get involved in the community.
Please keep up the great work.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I learned about Food Finders Food Bank through an email from my school, Purdue University. My first volunteer experience with this organization was that I walked into the room and saw three ladies working on a "cereal mountain." The atmosphere was very friendly and depended on team work, I was glad to be volunteering in an environment like this. The lady on a ladder at the top of the "cereal mountain" was Stacy. She welcomed me and helped me get started. From my first impression, Stacy is very informative, organized and a great manager. I definitely plan to volunteer in the future!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I began volunteering with Food Finders shortly after the passing of my older brother. He had, on occasion, needed the assistance. I have worked at the warehouse and my family of 7 worked a "Families Feeding Families" event. What really gets to me though is the Tuesday Whistle Stop, to be there with the people and show them kindness and a commitment to them; as someone once did to my brother. it means the world to me as I see the same faces each week and they know that someone cares. What I once did in honor of by brother, I now do for us both. I thank the volunteers and staff af Food Finders for their non-stop work in obtaining and delivering food and for being a presence in the lives of so many.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Over the past 2 1/2 years I have had the opportunity to work closely with Katy Bunder , Executive Director, and on occasion various members of her staff. Without hesitation I can share that Katy and her Team are mission driven, as well as, very smart and very innovative. Using their own innovations and the best practices of others they constantly procure and distribute the maximum amount of food in the most efficient and cost effective manner. But just as importantly and perhaps more importantly, Katy and every member of her team care deeply about those families and children who do not have adequate food and nutrition.

Having served many times on the mobile food pantry team, I have seen first hand the sincerity of the compassion felt by those serving the less fortunate. I believe I am privileged to be a small part of this great organization. I strongly encourage everyone who has an interest in this most fundamental of needs to become a part of this enormous effort. Together we will climb the mountain.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More resources-volunteers, food donations, cash donations

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered on 3 occasions with the Lafayette FoodFinders. I thorougly enjoy my time there and everyone is very helpful and kind. I have been recruiting coworkers and friends to volunteer as well and we are trying to get a group scheduled.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered for Food Finders at one of their mobile pantries, distributing food to those in need in our community. The organization, professionalism and care that Food Finders puts in to their methods shines through during this type of event. They were extremely coordinated, making it easy for us volunteers to participate and always have a role. The way they care for each individual as they go through the line shows they are dedicated to really serving the people and not themselves. There's nothing exciting about experiencing people in need, but Food Finders is a glimmer of hope to those that otherwise would be without nourishment for them and their families. It was a rewarding and enlightening experience and I am proud to have them in our community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I can't think of anything they could do better, they truly have a great organization and it seems like their program only has room for expansion and growth.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Food Finders does a great job of obtaining, organizing, delivering, and distributing a lot of needed food to those who have limited incomes and food in our communities. The mobile, well-organized and refrigerated distribution centers (trucks!) are great resources to the communities. The coordinators are phenomenal at quickly organizing and employing volunteers from all walks of life into aiding in the distribution to those in need. I love working with this group!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

join it!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 3 stars  

I'm on a fix income the food that i get from food finders helps to food my family without them we would be unable to eat. We're so blessed for them. The staff and volunteers are super friendly.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

change rules back to there's no set time when can arive to wait. Me and five other people ride together. Since rules have change to can't arive until almost time to hand out food we're not able to go any more due to we like to go early cause of most places dont have any where to sit while we wait we're unable to stand long time so we cant stand in line long so we like to go to be at the front of the line.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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