FOOD FINDERS FOOD BANK INC

Rating: 4.78 stars   67 reviews

Issues: Food, Human Services

Location: 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
2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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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: 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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Rating: 5 stars  

Food Finders allows our organization to keep our food pantry in operation by providing us with low cost and free items of food, in addition to other sundry items when available. We purchase the vast majority of our food from Food Finders, not just due to their low prices per pound or per case but also due to the caring and dedicated nature of their staff and volunteers. The mobile food pantries that Food Finders operates are a godsend to our local friends and neighbours ; delivering much needed food directly to the hearts of our communities.

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 run a local food bank for our church and it is great to have Food Finders as a donation site that we can shop in one place with reasonable rates, large selection of food items as well as non perishable items we are blessed to have them in our community to help keep our pantry opened and feeding our neighors..

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

A lot

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 are a retired couple who had their oldest child and family move back in with us when they fell on hard times. We could not feed everyone in the house but found we made too much money for food stamps. They only have one part time income so their resources were limited. I use to get help from Food Finders for a non-profit agency when I was the Executive Director and had remained on the email list. I found we could get help at the local Food Finders trucks. It has been a great resource for our family and a God-send when we are struggling. Not only do they have food but often we get special treats that make life better. Thank God and all those supporters of Food Finders for helping us when we could not find help anywhere else.

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

offer my services to help even more people and communities. They are wonderful!

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: 4 stars  

This has been wonderful and very helpful. Sometimes it is the only food I have had. I am so thankful and would help volunteer if I had transportation to and from. Thank you so much.

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

Try to get started on time at the locations and distribute at a place that has shelter for the long waiting times. Some of us are not to be in the sun but have no choice at times. Otherwise it is run efficiently.

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

A lot

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

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

Food Finders is an exceptionally valued resource in surrounding communities. It has helped thousands supplement their food budget and keep from going hungry. Their food is quality items and the volunteers are happy to help each person. They do not make you feel like a beggar. Personally I wish they would run each stop the same such as giving out numbers to the people in line so the ones that have been waiting for 3 to 4 hours (yes we have to wait that long to have a place in the line) could keep their place instead of ones coming at the last minute and line jump in front of those waiting for so long. This is so unfair to those waiting. And the person needs to be there to get their number. I have seen friends or family members take 3 to 5 numbers and then hand them to people who come at the last minute. Some of us have appointments to keep and try to get food but are pushed further back and then after waiting for hours have to leave just before we can get to the food truck. Also it would be nice if the sponsoring business had a place for clients to sit out of the sun or bad weather while waiting. due to health issues and the hot sun - I almost had a stroke one day in the sun. Otherwise this is a fabulous and much needed resource and has helped thousands of people. You get something from all the food groups and sometimes little surprises also. I hope they make the Top Rated Nonprofit list as they well deserve it.

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

A lot

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?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a director of a food pantry and therefore a client of Foodfinders Food Bank in Lafayette. The foodbank supplies our pantry with all kinds of food to redistribute to needy people in our community. Some food is purchased at wholesale prices by the case and the majority is supplied at minimal charge to the pantry. Not only do they strive to have a large selection of foods for the hungry, the staff goes above and beyond in helping it's agencies. Always quick to answer emails, phone calls, and assisting the pantry in every way possible.......we couldn't do it without them. Last month we were able to serve 533 families because of our association with Foodfinders.

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

A lot

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  

I am so thankful for Food Finders, the food they bring helps tremendously! There has always been a great variety of food, even fresh vegetables which is something I can not afford to buy. The workers are so polite, and helpful, the first time I went and they took my food to the car for me I was totally surprised. Thanks to everyone behind the scenes and those who work with us.

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

I wouldn't change anything.

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  

Great volunteers they help out a lot! If it wasn't for local food pantrys and food finders I would struggle with food.

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

Do nothing they help out great.

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

A lot

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  

These pantries are very helpful. I just wish they were handicapped accessible but that might not be possible. I like that I can choose what I need.

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

Make it easier for people who can't walk well to attend.

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

A lot

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?

2012

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