TAILGATES

Each year, over two million pounds of food goes directly to people in need through the Second Harvest Tailgate Program. This drive-through program meets people where they live by taking food to a central location in each of the eight counties we serve. Local volunteers help load cars as they drive through. Local United Way, business and organizational support help fund this program.

Tailgate Weather Policy:

The safety of clients and the Food Bank’s staff and volunteers is very important to us. No tailgate distributions will take place when:

  • Wind-chill is reported to be below 0 degrees.
  • Heat index is reported to be above 100 degrees.

2018 TAILGATE SCHEDULE

DELAWARE COUNTY TAILGATE POSTPONED UNTIL NEW LOCATION FOUND
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana has postponed the Delaware County Tailgate Program until further notice. They were notified that the Old Borg Warner parking lot, the current site of Delaware County Tailgate program, had been leased by a business effective April 1st, 2018.

A written notice was distributed to every car at the tailgate on Thursday, April 12th, 2018 detailing:

“This will be the last tailgate and this location and postponed until further notice. This location has been leased to a business effective April 1st.  We are in conversations with the city administration and local landlords to secure a new permanent location for this Delaware County Tailgate program.  Stay tuned for updates for a new location and start date on our website, social medial, and all local media outlets.”
The owners of the Borg Warner complex have graciously allowed Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana to operate the Tailgate Program at this site and serve our food insecure neighbors since 2011 when McCulloch Park was unable to meet the program’s capacity. Tim Kean, President and CEO, stated, “We are searching diligently for a new location with the suitable size and traffic flow to allow this program to resume as soon as possible.”

Second Harvest Food Bank encourages all food insecure individuals to participate with one of their partner area food pantries or soup kitchens.

August

 County Date Day Time Location
Grant 3-Aug Friday  9am – 11am   Five Points Mall – 1129 N. Baldwin Ave, Marion
Delaware 9-Aug Thursday 8am – 10am Muncie Mall – 3501 N Granville Ave, Muncie, IN 47303
Blackford – Hartford City 10-Aug Friday 10am – 12pm Blackford County Fairgrounds – 409 E. Park Ave., Hartford City
Wabash 10-Aug  Friday  11am – 1pm  Wabash County Council on Aging – 239 Bond St., Wabash
Jay 15-Aug  Wednesday   11am – 1pm  Redkey City Park – S Morgan Dr, Redkey
Henry 17-Aug  Friday   9am – 11am  First Baptist Church – 709 S. Memorial Dr., New Castle
Randolph 17-Aug  Friday  1pm – 3pm  Goodrich Park – 701 N. Union St., Winchester
Delaware 23- Aug Thursday 8am – 10am Muncie Mall – 3501 N Granville Ave, Muncie, IN 47303
Madison 24-Aug  Friday  12pm – 2pm Old Kmart Parking Lot – 2811 E. Nichol Ave, Anderson

September

 County Date Day Time Location
 Grant 7-Sept  Friday 9am – 11am  Five Points Mall – 1129 N. Baldwin Ave, Marion
 Delaware 13-Sept Thursday 8am – 10am Muncie Mall – 3501 N Granville Ave, Muncie, IN 47303
Blackford – Montpelier 14-Sept Friday  10am – 12pm  Nazarene Church – 440 N. Standard Oil Blvd., Montpelier
Wabash 14-Sept Friday  11am – 1pm  Wabash County Council on Aging – 239 Bond St., Wabash
 Henry 21-Sept Friday  9am – 11am  First Baptist Church – 709 S. Memorial Dr., New Castle
 Randolph 21-Sept Friday  1pm – 3pm  Goodrich Park – 701 N. Union St., Winchester
 Delaware 27- Sept  Thursday 8am – 10am Muncie Mall – 3501 N Granville Ave, Muncie, IN 47303
 Jay 19-Sept  Wednesday  11am – 1pm Pennville Park 235 E North St. Pennville, IN
 Madison 28-Sept Friday  12pm-2pm  Old Kmart Parking Lot – 2811 E. Nichol Ave, Anderson