I have been going to Food Finders for about a year now. I started going because family and friends familiar with my financial situation, encouraged me to go because they have had such good experiences. At first I was a little hesitant, never having done it before, but that subsided quickly. The volunteers have always been so kind and helpful. Every volunteer is always smiling, positive attitudes and so helpful. Even helping you take your items to your vehicle . They truly go above and beyond to help . Then there is the abundance of food that you get!!!!! I have been able to have plenty of food thinks to your organization . Without your help I hate to think what I would be able to afford. One month I was really hoping for maybe a 5 lb. bag of potatoes. HA!!! I got a 15 lb bag of HUGE beautiful baking potatoes!!!!! Your generosity has also allowed me to share with others who could use the help. And I tell people regularly about your food truck visits. Thank you for the wonderful service that you do!!!!! I am so grateful and thankful for all that you do!!!!!!
I believe that you are doing a great job in helping to feed America . God is watching and He is being blessed by you blessing others.
Since I have started going to Food Finders Food Pantry when I run short thru out the month with pantry on Greenbush in Lafayette I live the other food pantries for others. What I recieve for 1 day lasts me 2 or more plus I go to the mobile food trucks when they email me and that is plenty enough to help offset my food stamps. Sometimes when I have an over abundance I turn around and pay it forward to a few of my neighbors with children I know that need the help also. I alo spread the word around the park the day before the truck so that everyone can find a ride to get there. I am also a volunteer because I believe in giving back in any way possible that I can.
They are helping my mom have groceries in the house. I didn't see anything they could have improved on.
I wish they could give more meat. They do very well serving us that needs some food. Greatly appreciated it. Hopefully you guys can do it more often.
The Athens Community Church had a dream of expanding their "bookcase pantry ministry" and after contacting "The Cross" in Rochester, Indiana and taking a tour of their operation, Pastor Wanda Carter and Sue Horn of the Athens Community church decided to take a step in faith by opening "Mike's Market" in honor of Sue Horn's deceased Pastor Husband, who passed away with the dream of a full-fledged pantry unfulfilled. The Cross agreed to provide assistance through delivering food to "Mike's Market" monthly due to a grant they had received to help other pantries in the area. After a successful start, Pastor Wanda and Sue attended informational meetings and visited area pantries and learned of "Food Finders" as an additional source of supply. After contacting Food Finders and completing necessary paper work and meeting with Briton Weise and receiving approval of their application, The Athens Community Church was able to purchase food from the Lafayette warehouse and have it delivered to "The Cross" in Rochester where Athens Volunteers were able to pick it up and transport it to Mike's Market at Athens. We've found the folks at Food Finders to be most helpful in helping with orders and making it easy for us to learn the necessary program for ordering. We've never felt intimidated by personnel or by necessary record keeping. Our impression of Food Finders is "They want us to succeed" and be able to feed those around us who need assistance. We can't really say enough about their help and their desire to help feed America......one little piece at a time.
Pastor Wanda Carter & Sue Horn, director.
I am, a counselor and I counsel the mentally ill . they have their special needs and it is hard for them to reach the sites of distribution sometimes so I take them or even I go on their behalf. the drivers and the distributors are always willing to help, the food is nice and frozen and the line goes pretty smoothly most of the time. they come tot he sites on time; assemble and dismantle very efficiently.the staff at food finders works very hard and experience the nature elements just like the people in the line and make sure that the tables are replenished in a good way to facilitate the timeliness of the distribution. unfortunately the meat/dairy distribution is not always available or in sufficient quantities to serve a family of four or larger. keeping in mind that seniors live with their children quite commonly.. over all, food finder is excellent and serve with dignity and Christian attitude. I personally want to be able to join food finders and get my food through paying food finder myself and picking the food in Lafayette. I have left several messages to the staff in charge and did not get an answer yet.. I have my own counseling practice. I am credentialed. I wish them continued success and the very best in their effort to serve the population.
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 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!
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great volunteers they help out a lot! If it wasn't for local food pantrys and food finders I would struggle with food.
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.