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.

June

 County Date Day Time Location
 Grant 1- June  Friday  9am – 11am  Five Points Mall – 1129 N. Baldwin Ave, Marion
 Wabash 8- June  Friday  11am – 1pm  Wabash County Council on Aging – 239 Bond St., Wabash
 Blackford – Hartford 8-June  Friday  10am – 12pm  Blackford County Fairgrounds – 409 E. Park Ave., Hartford City
Delaware 14-June Thursday  8am – 10am Muncie Mall-3501 N Granville ave. Muncie, IN 47303
Henry 15-June  Friday  9am – 11am  First Baptist Church – 709 S. Memorial Dr., New Castle
Randolph 15-June  Friday  1pm – 3pm  Goodrich Park – 701 N. Union St., Winchester
 Jay 20-June Wednesday  11am– 1pm Jay County Fairgrounds – 806 E. Votaw St., Portland
Madison 22-June Friday 12pm-2pm Old Kmart Parking Lot – 2811 E. Nichol Ave, Anderson
Delaware 28-June Thursday 8am-10am Muncie Mall-3501 N Granville Ave, Muncie, IN 47303

July

 County Date Day Time Location
 Grant 6 -July  Friday  9am – 11am  Five Points Mall – 1129 N. Baldwin Ave, Marion
 Delaware 12 – July Thursday 8am-10am  Muncie Mall – 3501 N Granville Ave, Muncie, IN 47303
 Blackford – Hartford 13-July  Friday 10am– 12pm Cornerstone Community Church, 440 N. Standard Oil Blvd., Montpelier
Wabash 13-July  Friday  11am – 1pm  Wabash County Council on Aging – 239 Bond St., Wabash
Jay 18-July  Wednesday  11am – 1pm  Dunkirk City Park, 125 Hoover St., Dunkirk
Randolph 20-July  Friday 1pm – 3pm  Goodrich Park – 701 N. Union St., Winchester
Henry 20-July Friday 9am– 11am First Baptist Church – 709 N. Union St., Winchester
Delaware 26-July Thursday 8am-10am Muncie Mall – 3501 N Granville Ave, Muncie, IN 47303
Madison 27-July  Friday  12pm-2pm  Old Kmart Parking Lot – 2811 E. Nichol Ave, Anderson