We are committed to providing help for today and hope for tomorrow through our eight-county service area of Blackford, Delaware, Grant, Henry, Jay, Madison, Randolph, and Wabash counties. We are meeting the need created by COVID-19 by increasing the amount of food and distributions we are providing. Below you can learn more about how we’re helping East Central Indiana.

Reporting for March 14 to May 14

our impact in
East Central Indiana

Economic Impact across our Service Area:
$4,388,663
Feeding America’s annual audit values food at $1.62 per pound.

Partner Agencies
98

Meals Distributed

2019
2,395,922 Meals

2020
4,021,167 Meals

The Big Idea Attendance

Since March 14, attendance at Big Idea school distributions has risen from a monthly average of 1 in every 8 students to 1 in every 5.

2019
Children Impacted
5,270+

Big Idea Schools
29

2020
Children Impacted
12,480+

Big Idea Schools
35

Individuals served at Tailgates

Increasing the frequency of our Tailgates allows us to reach 268% more people than last year.

2019
26,714 People

2020
98,372 People

   Tailgates in 2019: 21                         in 2020: 49

our impact in
Blackford County

Economic Impact in Blackford County:
$176,573
Feeding America’s annual audit values food at $1.62 per pound.

Partner Agencies in Blackford County
3

Meals Distributed

2019
34,597 Meals

2020
90,830 Meals

The Big Idea Attendance

Since March 14, attendance at Blackford County Big Idea school distributions rose from an average of a third of the student body, to half of the student body.

Blackford County Big Idea Schools: 2

2019
Children Impacted
360+

2020
Children Impacted
610+

Individuals served at Tailgates

Increasing the frequency of our Tailgates allows us to reach 230% more people than last year.

2019
1,153 People

2020
3,809 People

our impact in
Delaware County

Economic Impact in Delaware County:
$1,042,787
Feeding America’s annual audit values food at $1.62 per pound.

Partner Agencies in Delaware County
40

Meals Distributed

2019
255,338 Meals

2020
536,413 Meals

The Big Idea Attendance

Since March 14, attendance at Delaware County Big Idea school distributions has risen from a monthly average of 1 in every 10  students to 1 in every 7.

2019
Children Impacted
1,820+

Big Idea Schools
6

2020
Children Impacted
3,600+

Big Idea Schools
8

Individuals served at Tailgates

Increasing the frequency of our Tailgates allows us to reach 134% more people than last year.

2019
8,396 People

2020
19,606 People

  Delaware County Tailgates in 2019: 4                         in 2020: 8

our impact in
Grant County

Economic Impact in Grant County:
$541,891
Feeding America’s annual audit values food at $1.62 per pound.

Partner Agencies in Grant County
7

Meals Distributed

2019
164,058 Meals

2020
278,751 Meals

The Big Idea Attendance

Since March 14, attendance at Grant County Big Idea school distributions has risen from a monthly average of 1 in every 7 students to 1 in every 4.

2019
Children Impacted
340+

Big Idea Schools
1

2020
Children Impacted
1,900+

Big Idea Schools
4

Individuals served at Tailgates

Increasing the frequency of our Tailgates allows us to reach 241% more people than last year.

2019
3,198 People

2020
10,895 People

  Grant County Tailgates in 2019: 2                         in 2020: 6

our impact in
Henry County

Economic Impact in Henry County:
$454,876
Feeding America’s annual audit values food at $1.62 per pound.

Partner Agencies in Henry County
9

Meals Distributed

2019
174,955 Meals

2020
233,990 Meals

The Big Idea Attendance

Since March 14, attendance at Henry County Big Idea school distributions has risen from a monthly average of 1 in every 10 students to 1 in every 7.

Big Idea Schools in Henry County: 4

Average
Children Impacted Monthly
330+

During COVID-19
Children Impacted Monthly
410+

Individuals served at Tailgates

Increasing the frequency of our Tailgates allows us to reach 368% more people than last year.

2019
1,689 People

2020
7,895 People

  Henry County Tailgates in 2019: 2                         in 2020: 5

our impact in
Jay County

Economic Impact in Jay County:
$435,378
Feeding America’s annual audit values food at $1.62 per pound.

Partner Agencies in Jay County
5

Meals Distributed

2019
98,132 Meals

2020
233,960 Meals

The Big Idea Attendance

Since March 14, attendance at Jay County Big Idea school distributions has risen from a monthly average of 1 in every 9 students to 1 in every 7.

Big Idea Schools in Jay County: 3

2019
Children Impacted
510+

2020
Children Impacted
900+

Individuals served at Tailgates

Increasing the frequency of our Tailgates allows us to reach 125% more people than last year.

2019
5,245 People

2020
11,826 People

  Jay County Tailgates in 2019: 3                         in 2020: 6

our impact in
Madison County

Economic Impact in Madison County:
$1,228,781
Feeding America’s annual audit values food at $1.62 per pound.

Partner Agencies in Madison County
24

Meals Distributed

2019
335,579 Meals

2020
632,089 Meals

The Big Idea Attendance

Since March 14, attendance at Madison County Big Idea school distributions has risen from a monthly average of 1 in every 8 students to 1 in every 5.

2019
Children Impacted
1,950+

Big Idea Schools
8

2020
Children Impacted
2,650+

Big Idea Schools
9

Individuals served at Tailgates

Increasing the frequency of our Tailgates allows us to reach 711% more people than last year.

2019
3,798 People

2020
30,826 People

Madison County Tailgates in 2019: 3                         in 2020: 13

our impact in
Randolph County

Economic Impact in Randolph County:
$236,288
Feeding America’s annual audit values food at $1.62 per pound.

Partner Agencies in Randolph County
5

Meals Distributed

2019
103,480 Meals

2020
121,548 Meals

The Big Idea Attendance

Since March 14, attendance at Randolph County Big Idea school distributions has risen from a monthly average of 1 in every 10 students to 1 in every 6.

Big Idea Schools in Randolph County: 4

2019
Children Impacted
360+

2020
Children Impacted
620+

Individuals served at Tailgates

Increasing the frequency of our Tailgates allows us to reach 545% more people than last year.

2019
1,275 People

2020
8,226 People

   Randolph County Tailgates in 2019: 2                         in 2020: 5

our impact in
Wabash County

Economic Impact in Wabash County:
$272,085
Feeding America’s annual audit values food at $1.62 per pound.

Partner Agencies in Wabash County
3

Meals Distributed

2019
83,028 Meals

2020
139,962 Meals

The Big Idea Attendance

Since March 14, attendance at Wabash County Big Idea school distributions has risen from a monthly average of 1 in every 20 students to 1 in every 7.
Big Idea Schools in Wabash County: 1

2019
Children Impacted
320+

2020
Children Impacted
550+

Individuals served at Tailgates

Increasing the frequency of our Tailgates allows us to reach 170% more people than last year.

2019
1,961 People

2020
5,289 People