What is a food bank?

A food bank is a non-profit organization that solicits, receives, inventories, stores and distributes donated food and grocery products in a regional area to charitable organizations that directly serve needy clients.  These agencies include churches and 501(c)(3) organizations that provide direct services like food assistance, emergency shelter, housing assistance, elder care, child care, youth programs, job training and more.

Member food banks of Feeding Indiana’s Hungry provide food to agencies for distribution and also provide direct services to clients through programs like on-site pantries, mobile pantries, senior brown bags, children’s BackPack programs and Kids Cafes.

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