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 helps fund this program.

Everyone is welcome at the tailgates. We will never ask for an ID or for proof of income or address.

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.

2020 TAILGATE SCHEDULE

We are moving to a weekly Tailgate Schedule for the Summer, in order to meet the need caused by COVID-19.

Complications caused by the pandemic may result in changes. Please check back before leaving, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay up to date. 

Mondays

Alexandria | 10am
July 13th
Alexandria-Munroe High School
1 Burden Ct, Alexandria
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Parking Directions

Manchester | 11am

July 20th
North Manchester High School
1 Squire Drive, North Manchester
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Parking Directions
 
Pendleton | 10am
July 27th
Pendleton Heights High School
1 Arabian Dr, Pendleton
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Parking Directions

Tuesdays

Marion | 10am
July 14th, 21st, 28th
Five Points Mall
1129 N Baldwin Ave, Marion
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Parking Directions

New Castle | 10am

July 14th, 21st, 28th
First Baptist Church
709 S Memorial Dr., New Castle
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Parking Directions

Wednesdays

Portland | 10am
July 8th
Jay County Fairgrounds
806 E Votaw St., Portland
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Parking Directions

July 15th, 22nd, 29th
Hudson Family Park
509 Wayne St., Portland

Wabash | 11am
July 15th, 22nd, 29th
Northfield Jr./Sr. High School
154 W 200 N, Wabash
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Parking Directions

Thursdays

Montpelier | 10am
July 9th, 16th
Nazarene Church
440 N Standard Oil Blvd
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Parking Directions

Hartford City | 10am
July 23rd, 30th
Blackford County Fairgrounds
409 E Park Ave, Hartford City
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Parking Directions

Muncie | 10am
July  9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
Muncie Mall
3401 N Granville Ave, Muncie
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Parking Directions

Fridays

Anderson | 10am
July 17th, 24th, 31st
Old Kmart Parking Lot
2811 E Nichol Ave, Anderson
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Parking Directions

Elwood | 10am

July 10th
Callaway Park
902 Callaway Park Dr., Elwood
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Parking Directions

Winchester | 10am

July 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
Goodrich Park
701 N Union St, Winchester
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Parking Directions

For further schedules, or for other agencies, soup kitchens, and pantries, click here.