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Indiana free food banks.

Contact a free food bank or emergency pantry in Indiana that is near you and that can provide assistance. Many of the centers provide individuals with free or low cost food, groceries, vegetables, breads, hot meals, and other forms of nutritional assistance. Many of the locations, listed below by county, may also other forms of assistance to the needy as well, including information on local charities, government programs, and other forms of support, such as food stamps, baby formula, and similar basic needs.

Just some of the Indiana food banks are listed below. The majority of the centers listed also have partnerships with other non-profit organizations, churches, social services and aid organizations in Indiana. So you should call them to get more information or to learn about the application process in order to get free food. For example they should be able to direct you to a organization in your town or city. There is also a phone number at the bottom of this page for referrals to other free food banks near you.

The low to moderate income, working poor, and unemployed also have other options available to them in addition to these food banks and pantries. Financial assistance programs are available in all Indiana counties, and you can call a center below for referrals.

Local Indiana food pantries, soup kitchens and food banks

In addition to the distribution centers here, find a listing of other free or low cost pantries as well as food banks for your city or county in Indiana. These centers near you will support members of those communities with meals, groceries, clothing, and other aid.




Food Bank of NW. Indiana Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Indiana
Location is 2248 W 35th Ave
Gary - Indiana, 46408
Telephone number is (219) 981-5115

Somebody's Place
27 W Locust St
Petersburg - IN, 47567
(812) 354-2443

Terre Haute Catholic Charities Terre Haute
1356 Locust Street
Terre Haute , IN 47803
Call 812.232.1447 for intake
This charity also works with local and regional churches. In addition to the pantry, free holiday and Christmas meals may be arranged. Other social services and government benefits can be accessed.

Midwest Food Bank
Main site is at 6450 S Belmont St.
Indianapolis - IN, 46217
Call (317) 786-8980
The location works with dozen on food banks and pantries in Indiana. Thousands of pounds of food, canned goods, breads, and frozen items are distributed each month. Some food will also meet the requirements of seniors and children in the region.





Food Bank of Northern Indiana
702 South Chapin Street
South Bend , IN 46601-2804
Telephone number is 574.232.9986

The Caring Center
1230 Ransdell Court
Lebanon - IN, 46052
Call for food - 765-482-2020
The Caring Center is actively involved in many different activities, including a Kids Coat Drive, holiday meals, Christmas shopping for adults and children, gift baskets, emergency clothing needs, scheduled on-site reading coach affiliated with adult literacy (PAL), life skills workshops for women, and Kids at the Table, targeting various needs, both nutritional and other, of school-age children.

Food Bank of Northern Indiana
702 Chapin St
South Bend - Indiana, 46601
(574) 232-9986

Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana
6621 N Old State Rd 3
Muncie - IN, 47303
Dial (765) 287-8698 for information
Provides canned goods, federal government surplus commodities, perishable food, and more to local pantries. Also has referrals and other support.

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana Inc.
1102 E 16th St.
Indianapolis - IN, 46202
(317) 927-3185

Tri-State Food Bank
Location is 801 E Michigan Ave.
Evansville - IN, 47711
Number - (812) 425-0775
This food bank works closely with non-profits across the state. They provide local churches, charities, and other agencies with food, and those centers then distribute the meals and food items to people in the community. Also learn about programs for other needs, such as clothing, WIC, and household supplies.





Wells County Food Bank
1254 S Main St.
Bluffton - Indiana, 46714
(260) 827-0053

Richmond Dream Center
310 North 19th St.
Richmond - IN, 47374

Mt Pleasant Christian Church Bread of Life Food Pantry
755 N Bluff Rd
Greenwood - IN, 46142
Dial (317) 889-9650

Aom Ministries
Location is 311 S Bendix Dr
South Bend - IN, 46619
(574) 288-5344

Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Inc.
999 East Tillman Road
P. O. Box 10967
Fort Wayne , IN 46855
Dial 260.447.3696
Covers the towns and counties in the northeastern part of the state. Free groceries, bags of food, and even public benefits such as food stamp applications are processed.

Food Finders Food Bank Inc.
Food pantry location is 50 Olympia Ct.
Lafayette , IN 47909





Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana, Inc.
6621 N. Old SR 3
Muncie , IN 47303

Food Bank of Northwest Indiana
2248-50 W. 35th Avenue
Gary , IN 46408-1849

Society of St. Vincent De Paul
3001 E 30th St
Indianapolis - IN, 46218
Dial (317) 924-5769
Part of the nationwide charity organization. Volunteers will address the needs of the low income, poor, seniors, and homebound. Receive food, Meals on Wheels, and other aid, some of which is financial.

Indianapolis Feeding America
Referrals to charities, government aid and support is available.
Phone - 317.925.0191

Open Door
301 E Market St.
Nappanee - IN, 46550
Call (574) 773-2985

Good Samaritan Center
Address is 800 S Main St.
Auburn - IN, 46706
(260) 925-9125
Hot meals, fruits, vegetables, baby formula, and other emergency supplies are offered to the less fortunate in Indiana.

Freestore Foodbank
Main address - 1141 Central Parkway
Cincinnati , OH 45202
A leading food bank in the state.





Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc.
3737 Waldemere Ave.
Indianapolis , IN 46241
Phone number - 317.925.0191

Community Food Bank - Jasper
Main address 1404 S Meridian Rd
Jasper - Indiana, 47546
(812) 482-9009

Hunger Inc.
Pantry is located at 1416 E Epler Ave
Indianapolis - IN, 46227
(317) 782-3321

Catholic Charities
1356 Locust St.
Terre Haute - IN, 47807
Main number is (812) 235-3424
The non-profit may also have vouchers that people can use to “shop” at a local Indiana food pantry.

Angel Food Ministries - Indiana
3314 Forest Ave
Evansville - Indiana, 47712
Phone - (812) 401-1556

Hoosier Hills Food Bank
2333 West Industrial Park Drive
PO Box 697
Bloomington, Indiana 47404
Call 812.334.8374
While resources are limited and it relies on donations, inquire about free or low cost food boxes. Special Thanksgiving, Easter, and other holiday meal programs are offered for the low income and homeless.

Dare to Care Food Bank
5803 Fern Valley Road
PO Box 35458
Louisville, KY 40232-5458

Tri-State Food Bank
801 E. Michigan Street
Evansville, Indiana 47711-5631
Main number 812.425.0775 for information





More Indiana free emergency food banks and pantries

While the food banks listed above cover most of the state, either directly or through partnerships with local non-profits and regional pantries, the needy can also dial (317) 396-9355 to find additional locations of food banks in Indiana.


By Jon McNamara

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