Second Harvest Food Bank is committed to ending food insecurity, hunger, and poverty in East Central Indiana. In addition to our agency food pantries and soup kitchens, we have several programs dedicated to targeting the unique needs of our food insecure community members. These programs help fulfill our mission by providing help for today so we can see hope for tomorrow.

Seniors are one of the fastest growing groups of people to experience food insecurity. The number of seniors threatened with hunger increased by 45% from 2001. Mobility and medical challenges set seniors up to be vulnerable to hunger. The Senior Safety Net Program is designed to create an easy to access location for seniors to receive nutritious foods. The program is intended to have a grocery shopping experience where seniors have a choice in the food they receive.

“Everyone is very thankful for this pantry.”- Rebecca Erlewein, Carriage House Muncie

If you are interested in learning more about the Senior Safety Net Program and how to partner to end senior hunger in our area please contact Sunni Matters, Director of Impact, by email or at 765.287.8698 ext 116.

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.

“This food has helped me support my family.” – Tailgate Client


“The tailgate has pulled me and my family out of hard times.” – Tailgate Client


“We share with others that barely make it because of disabilities and fixed incomes, they don’t have a car.”  – Tailgate Client

If you are interested in learning more about the Tailgate Program and how to partner in your area please contact Charlotte Cavanaugh, Chief Operations Officer .