Food banks in Allen County.

Find a listing of food banks and pantries in Allen County and Fort Wayne Indiana. The centers provide free or low cost food, meals, groceries, and other aid to the low income and needy in the community. Some examples of what people can receive include breads, fruits, vegetables, meats, milk, baby formula, and much more. There are programs for the elderly, such as home delivered meals, as well as other support, including including emergency boxes of groceries.

In addition to the pantries providing perishable and government surplus food, many of the locations can also offer other aid, such as Christmas and Thanksgiving meals, holiday gifts and clothing. The food banks across Allen County can also provide information to seniors, unemployed, and working poor on other resources and assistance programs that can help them in the area as they work through their hardship.

Adventist Community Services
Location - 228 West Lexington Avenue
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46807
Main phone number - (260) 745-1594
Services offered include a food bank. Also learn about other local resources, charities, and non-profits to call for help.

Associated Churches Of Fort Wayne And Allen County. These charities partnered together to create the Food Bank System. The churches listed below are all part of the Allen County Association of churches that provide food, meals, and groceries to members of the community. The phone number of each and every church is below. Each location will be open limited hours, and only have limited amounts of aid that can be provided.

  • Anthony Wayne First Church Of God
    (260) 422-3528





  • Beacon Heights Church Of The Brethren
    Phone - (260) 422-3528
  • Bethlehem Lutheran Church
    Call - (260) 422-3528
  • Calvary Third United Presbyterian Church
    (260) 422-3528
  • East Allen Family Resource Center
    (260) 422-3528
  • East Wayne Street Center
    Dial - (260) 422-3528
  • Emanuel Lutheran Church
    Call (260) 422-3528
  • Faith Journey
    (260) 422-3528
  • First Christian Church
    Telephone - (260) 422-3528
  • Fort Wayne Baptist Church
    Call (260) 422-3528
  • Harlan United Methodist Church
    Dial (260) 422-3528
  • Heartland Community Church
    Telephone - (260) 422-3528
  • Huntertown United Methodist Church
    Call (260) 422-3528
  • Leo United Methodist Church
    Dial (260) 422-3528
  • Maplewood Mennonite Church
    Phone - (260) 422-3528
  • North Christian Church
    (260) 422-3528
  • St. Alban's Episcopal Church
    (260) 422-3528





  • St. Mark's Lutheran Church
    Main number - (260) 422-3528
  • St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
    (260) 422-3528
  • St. Joseph Catholic Church - Hessen Cassel
    (260) 422-3528
  • St. Patrick's Catholic Church
    Telephone - (260) 422-3528
  • The Light Of The Cross
    Dial (260) 422-3528
  • Trinity United Methodist Church
    Call (260) 422-3528
  • Union Baptist World Changing Ministries
    Phone - (260) 422-3528
  • United Faith Presbyterian Church
    (260) 422-3528
  • Waynedale United Methodist Church
    (260) 422-3528
  • Wayne Township Trustee
    Food bank number - (260) 422-3528
  • Wellspring Interfaith Social Services
    (260) 422-3528
  • Woodburn United Methodist Church
    Dial (260) 422-3528

Fort Wayne - Avalon Food Pantry
Food pantry address - 1500 Lower Huntington Road
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46819
Main phone number - (260) 747-1531
Boxes of groceries are passed out by volunteers. They may contain baby formula, non-perishable food, and more.

Community Harvest Food Bank Of Northeast
Location of the free food pantry is 999 East Tillman Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46816
(260) 447-3696
This regional food bank is part of a wider organization of centers for the working poor. The pantry provides food to local charities, non-profits, churches, and other centers. The locations they provide this support to then distribute it to the needy. However Community Harvest can be a good place to call for information or referrals. They also have information on surplus USDA commodities or state of Indiana programs such as SNAP food stamps.

New Hope Worship Center
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46815-4458
(260) 441-8685

The food bank is open one day per week. It can help those families that are facing a crisis with groceries, hygiene items, and other support.




East Wayne Street Center
Location 801 East Wayne Street
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46803
Phone number - (260) 422-6502
Currently offering a food pantry that is open Monday and Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm. There are also free adult education classes and there may be free clothes too, as resources and donations allow.

Franciscan Center, St. Anthony's Food Pantry
Main address is 4643 Gaywood Drive
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46806
Phone number - (260) 744-3977

His Blessings Food / Clothing Bank
1222 E. Wayne Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46803
(260) 580-1570
Can provide gently used clothing, food and other help for low income residents. There is assistance for students, senors citizens and Allen County families.

Queen of Angels St Vincent de Paul Society
1500 W State Blvd
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Telephone - (260) 482-9411
Social services are run from this Allen County charity. A free food pantry, thrift store, and clothing bank are on site. Volunteers help the vulnerable, including disabled and seniors, to ensure they have food and basic needs.

Love Church
1331 E Berry St
Fort Wayne, IN 46803
(260) 422-8961

Inasmuch Ministry (Broadway Christian Church)
910 Broadway Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Call the food bank at (260) 422-3498 for information.

Miss Virginia's Mission House
Address: 1312 South Hanna Street
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802
Telephone - (260) 426-0176





Salvation Army - Emergency Assistance
2901 North Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Primary phone - (260) 744-2311
Emergency assistance can include food, thrift store, shelter and more. Other services offered are holiday meals and gifts, such as Angel Tree. The non-profit may also offer limited help for paying electric bills and rent, and other social services and financial aid. Many resources are available, even including help in applying for Food stamps. More on Salvation Army assistance programs Allen County.

The Church On Fire, Tabitha's House Clothing And Food Bank
Location: 9019 Stellhorn Road
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46815
Phone number - (260) 485-6084
Both free or low cost food and clothing may be distributed. There may also be back to school supplies as well as free winter coats, boots, and other clothing items.

Wayne Township Trustee
Main office - 320 East Superior Street
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802
Dial (260) 449-7000

Fire House Food Pantry
Address is 2322 Hobson Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Call (260) 444-4071
Free meals as well as a box of food may be passed out.

Harvester Missionary Church
Fort Wayne, IN 46803-3824
(260) 424-5533
Hot meals are served. There may also be some free groceries (canned or fresh) from the pantry.

Wellspring Interfaith Social Services, Neighborhood Services Project -Food Pantry (Wellspring)
1316 Broadway
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
The main phone number is (260) 422-6618
Emergency groceries are combined with other social services for the working poor.

Springfield Township Trustee
Address - 11021 Roberts Road
Harlan, Indiana 46743
Call (260) 657-3422
Runs the general assistance for this Allen County Indiana town. Food and other aid, such as medical, financial, career counseling, and much more may be provided.

Eel River Township Trustee
3925 Mccomb Road
Huntertown, IN 46748
Phone number - (260) 637-0238
The town offices in Allen County can offer everything from food stamp applications to vouchers items at a grocery store. Social workers are on site for working poor families and those living in poverty.





Perry Township Trustee
Po Box 643
Huntertown, Indiana 46748
Call (260) 449-3748 for general assistance.

For more information on both non-profit and government programs in Allen County, dial 260-447-3696. A regional network can offer referrals, or clients can learn about Commodity Supplemental Food Program or the low cost Meals on Wheels service. There are also services for children, such as summer meals and more.


By Jon McNamara

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