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 do not require 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.

TAILGATE SCHEDULE

Tailgates in Blackford County

Tailgates in Blackford County will usually be in Hartford City, but will move to Montpelier in March, June, and July, due to construction and other events.

Tuesdays

Elwood

Elwood
1st & 3rd Tuesdays | 10am

March 7, 21
April 4, 18

Callaway Park,
902 Callaway Park Drive, Elwood
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Parking Directions

Marion

Marion
2nd & 4th Tuesday | 10am

March 14, 28
April 11, 25

Five Points Mall
1129 N Baldwin Ave, Marion
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Parking Directions

Wednesdays

North Manchester

North Manchester
2nd Wednesday | 12pm

March 8
April 12

Manchester Church of the Brethren
1306 Beckley St, North Manchester

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Parking Directions 

Portland

Portland
1st Wednesday | 10am

March 1
April 5

Jay County Fairgrounds
806 E Votaw St, Portland
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Parking Instructions

Wabash

Wabash
4th Wednesday | 11am

March 22
April 26

Bachelor Creek Church of Christ
2147 IN-15, Wabash
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Parking Directions 

Thursdays

Hartford City

Hartford City
1st & 3rd Thursday | 10am

January 5

Blackford County Fairgrounds
310 E Park Ave, Hartford City
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Parking Directions 

Montpelier

Montpelier
1st & 3rd Thursday | 10am

March 2,16
June 1, 15
July 6, 20

First Church of Nazarene
440 N Standard Blvd, Montpelier

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Parking Directions 

Muncie

Muncie

2nd & 4th Thursday | 10am
March 9, 23
April 13, 27

Muncie Mall
3401 N Granville Ave, Muncie
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Parking Directions 

Fridays

Anderson

Anderson
1st & 3rd Fridays | 10am

March 3, 17
April 21

Old Kmart Parking Lot
2811 W Nichol Ave, Anderson
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Parking Directions 

New Castle

New Castle
2nd & 4th Friday | 10am

March 10, 24
April 14, 28

First Baptist Church
709 S Memorial Dr., New Castle
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Parking Directions 

Winchester

Winchester
2nd & 4th Friday | 10am

March 10, 24
April 14. 28

Goodrich Park
701 N Union St, Winchester
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Parking Directions 

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