FIND FOOD and OTHER RESOURCES
Are you, your family, neighbor, or coworker in need of food? At Second Harvest, our goal is to provide help to every person who is looking for assistance. We connect people with the services they need and make sure that every guest is treated with dignity and respect.
As a food bank, Second Harvest supplies products to member agencies throughout east central Indiana. These agencies then provide food directly to clients through programs including food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters. Agencies provide emergency and/or short-term food assistance.
Second Harvest also hosts tailgate food distributions for each county in our service area. The tailgate program consists of Second Harvest staff and volunteers setting up a trailer full of food products in parking lots in each county. Those in need of food can stop in at the tailgate location and drive through to receive food. No IDs, or proof of address or income are required.
Seniors are one of the fastest growing groups of people to experience food insecurity. That’s where the Senior Safety Net comes in. This initiative is for any community members 60+ years old who need food or other resources.
Operation Full Pack serves veterans, active service members, and their families by providing food and other resources. Having a “full pack” prepares military households for anything they come up against!
We at Second Harvest believe that providing help to those in need requires a full community effort. Across our service area there are many organizations that provide a variety of resources to people in need of assistance.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides food assistance to low-and no-income families living in the United States that you can spend in most grocery stores and at farmers markets.
The Affordable Connectivity Program is a new federal program that helps low-income households pay for internet service and connected devices like a laptop or tablet.
Food Storage and Preparation
Not sure how best to use the resources you get from a pantry, tailgate, or other initiative? There are lots of resources to help you figure out how to store and prepare food.
2-1-1 is the State of Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s free and confidential service that helps Hoosiers across Indiana find the local resources they need. Just pick up a phone and dial 2-1-1.