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Free food banks and groceries in Allen County Indiana.

Find a listing of food banks and free emergency pantries in Allen County as well as Fort Wayne Indiana. The distribution centers provide free or low cost food, meals, groceries, and services to the low income as well as people with no money. Some examples of what people can receive from a pantry near them today include breads, fruits, vegetables, canned groceries, meats, milk, baby formula, and much more. Find a free food pantry near you in Allen County IN.

There are programs for the elderly, such as home delivered meals, as well as other support, including including emergency boxes of groceries. Or get free dog or cat food for low-income families in Fort Wayne. There is also a phone number at the bottom of the page for other food assistance programs.

In addition to the church or charity run pantries providing perishable and government surplus food, many of the locations can also offer other support, such as Christmas and Thanksgiving meals, holiday gifts and a free drive thru pantry that is open today. 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. Or find other places for free food giveaways near you.

Places for free food in Fort Wayne IN area

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. There may be personal toiletries, stuff like laundry detergent, clothes, and baby formula or diapers too. 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. The main phone number is (260) 422-3528, or some churches have their own number below.

 

 

 

  • Woodburn United Methodist Church - 4300 Becker Road. Woodburn IN 46797. Call 260-632-5313
  • Saint James Lutheran Church provided by Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County is at 1720 Indiana 930, New Haven IN, 46774. Call 260-749-5232.
  • Emmanuel Lutheran Church is at 800 Green Street, New Haven IN 46774. Dial 260-749-2163
  • Saint Matthew's Lutheran Church pantry and soup kitchen at 2305 Goshen Road, Fort Wayne IN 46808. Phone - 260-483-9312
  • Maplewood Mennonite Church - 4129 MapleCrest Road, Fort Wayne IN 46815. Call 260-485-8512
  • 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 is at (260) 422-3528
  • First Christian Church
    Telephone - (260) 422-3528
  • Harlan United Methodist Church, 16434 IN-37, Harlan, IN 46743. Dial (260) 422-3528 or (260) 657-5364
  • 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. A food bank and soup kitchen is at 4129 Maplecrest Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46815. Call (260) 485-8512
  • North Christian Church
    (260) 422-3528
  • St. Alban's Episcopal Church. Call (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
  • Faith Lutheran Church, 1700 E Pettit Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46806 Dial (260) 422-3528
  • Trinity United Methodist Church. 609 Putnam St, Fort Wayne, IN 46808. For hours, call (260) 422-7924
  • Union Baptist World Changing Ministries
    Phone - (260) 422-3528
  • United Faith Presbyterian Church
    (260) 422-3528
  • Waynedale United Methodist Church, phone (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

 

 

 

 

Wellspring Interfaith Social Services
There are multiple churches, charities and non-profits that are part of Wellspring. The poor, single moms, elderly, and others can get help. Get cereal, vitamin, ingredients, and other social services, even information on cash aid as well as SNAP food stamps and EBT cards.

  • 2215 South Hanna Street, Fort Wayne IN, 46803. Call 260-422-6618 There is a free emergency pantry that makes regular distributions of food, ingredients, sandwiches and more. A mobile pantry and clothing closet may also offer hygiene items, diapers, and even baby formula.
  • Wellspring on Wheels - Dupont Estates, 10002 Wheatfield Lane, Fort Wayne IN, 46825. Phone - 260-422-6618
  • Adams Township Trustee is at 1125 Hartzell Street, New Haven IN, 46774. Phone: 260-422-6618
  • 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.

Salvation Army - Emergency Assistance Food Pantry and Financial Help
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. Free Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas food baskets are offered too. More on Salvation Army assistance programs Allen County.

St. Peter's Catholic Church
Address is 518 E Dewald St, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46803. Dial (260) 744-2765
There is a free food pantry with groceries, perishable items, snacks for students and more. Also free household and personal hygiene products may be offered, including detergent, soap, and other goods.

Faith Lutheran Church - Faith and Light Food Pantry
1700 East Pettit Avenue, Fort Wayne IN, 46806. For hours, dial 260-745-2565
There is Filling, shelf-stable foods, Dry Rice/Pasta/Box Dinners, groceries give away sometimes daily, snacks for students and other help.

 

 

 

Crossroads Food bank Bank
207 S State St, South Whitley, IN 46787. Telephone- (260) 723-5127
Canned groceries, shelter stable food, canned or frozen meat and more is offered. There are holidays means, Ensure for seniors.

Saint Peter's Catholic Church
Information is 518 East DeWald Street, Fort Wayne IN, 46803. Call 260-447-3696
Provides fresh fruits, vegetables and other produce. There are dairy products, paper goods, laundry detergent, soap and other food items to those in need on a first-come, first-served basis.

Lifehouse Forest Park Campus
Food bank address is 2100 Kentucky Avenue, Fort Wayne IN, 46805. Main number is 260-637-3798
A free pantry with dry and canned goods, paper products, holiday boxes, birthday snacks, and personal toiletries to those in need.Free food pantries Allen County IN

Saint Therese Catholic Church
2304 Lower Huntington Road, Fort Wayne IN, 46819. Call 260-747-9139
Low income families can get free nonperishable food.

Jackson R. Lehman Family YMCA
A free food pantry and soup kitchen at 5680 YMCA Park Drive West, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46835. Dial (260) 755-4949

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.

Community Action Agency of Allen County and Northeast Indiana offers support. This includes government aid, like SNAP food stamps, WIC vouchers, USDA applications and job programs. They help families in poverty with short term needs and long term support. More on food help from Community Action Agency of Northeast Indiana.

Franciscan Center, St. Anthony's Food Pantry
Main address is 4643 Gaywood Drive
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46806
Phone number - (260) 744-3977
Services include free groceries, hygiene supplies, as well as seasonal (Thanksgiving and Christmas meals) in Allen County.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry
Address is 2502 Church St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46809
Phone: (260) 478-4851
As the name implies, they give out free or low cost pet food. Dogs or cats may get kibble, treats, bones, and surplus, donated items. Most of the items are for seniors or the elderly. Even find out about free pet food delivery for seniors.

Inasmuch Ministry (Broadway Christian Church)
910 Broadway Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Call the food bank at (260) 422-3498 for information.
Get items such as cereal, soup, peanut butter or jelly, tuna and more. They also offer free holiday meals in Allen County, deliver some meals to the elderly and provide kitchen supplies too, even maybe pots and pans. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter food and meals are offered too.

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

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.

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.

 

 

 

Grace Point Church of the Nazarene
A free food bank and soup kitchen is at 8611 Mayhew Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46835
Phone: (260) 485-2110

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.

Additional free food assistance programs in Fort Wayne and the County

For more information on both non-profit as well as government programs in Allen County, dial 260-447-3696 for referrals. A regional network, including Feeding America in Allen County, can offer referrals to free soup kitchens or food pantries near you. Or clients can learn about Commodity Supplemental Food Program, SNAP food stamp intake sites or the low cost Meals on Wheels service. There are also services for children, such as summer meals and more.

 

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