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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Evansville IN

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Adam’s Food Pantry
Evansville, IN 47713
812.499.8422
Each month, Adam’s Food Pantry volunteers prepare boxes and bags of food items for distribution on the third Saturday of the month. The kinds of items available each month depends on what we can acquire and what is available in donations from individuals, grocers, corporate donors, and government commodities. Items may include peanut butter, cereal, canned fruits and vegetables, bottled juice, powdered milk, shelf-stable milk, dry pasta, dried fruit, frozen meats, fresh fruit, potatoes, bread, pastries, fresh eggs and limited supplies of dry dog and cat food, cat litter, and animal treats. We also offer a growing selection of household and personal items. Beginning at 10:30am, we distribute tickets (one per family) on a first-come, first-serve basis at the back door of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Annex, 314 SE Riverside Drive. You’ll be assigned a general timeframe in which to come back and pick up your food. Bring your ticket with you at your assigned pick up time. We serve as many people as quickly as possible, but you may have to stand in line before receiving your food. Numbers are called in order. Your number appears on your ticket. The first group of numbers will be called beginning at 12:00 Noon and will continue into the afternoon.
Bethesda Ministries International Inc. - Food Pantry
Evansville, IN 47711
812.424.2747
CAPE - Vanderburgh County (Food Pantry)
Evansville, IN 47713
812.425.4241
Goal: To provide non-perishable, staple food items to customers in need of food. Services provided: Moderate provisions of non-perishable foods on a monthly basis. Customers may also inquire regarding the availability of infant food and formula. What the program can/cannot do: Program can provide 1-2 days basic provisions no more than one time per month. Program cannot provide large quantities of food to last more than 1-2 days. Program cannot provide money for the purchase of food. Who is eligible: Households which require 1-2 days of staple foods in emergency situations. Information/documentation required for application: Social Security cards or positive identification for all household members.
Catalyst Church Food Pantry
Evansville, IN 47712
812.250.6636
Catalyst is a very Jesus focused church which means we are in the business of taking care of our community’s needs, and one way we do this is with our active food pantry. We started with a small basket in our church building with a few meals being served in 2012. Now today we are currently feeding 5000 meals a month and in major need of partnership, since the demand is great and growing! HELP US FEED THE CITY OF EVANSVILLE! If you are in need of food please call 812-250-6636 for more info. Or just show up Tuesday or Thursday from 4pm – 6pm with your Photo Id and SS Card for ever person you are picking up food for.
Evansville Christian Life Center - Emergency Food Pantry/Hot Meal
Evansville, IN 47714
812.423.9222
If someone is in need of basic food items, the Emergency Food Pantry provides families and individuals with an emergency three-day supply of food and toiletry items. No referral is required, but identification is necessary for each family member. (Need one form of valid I.D. which can be driver’s license, I.D. card, birth certificate , social security card or Veteran’s I.D. card.) Recipients are eligible to return every 60 days. EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY HOURS: Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. After their third visit to the Emergency Food Pantry, recipients are asked to make an appointment with the CHOICE Program Coordinator to participate in a “Need To Deed Day.” Participants will explore resources to improve their life and then are asked to volunteer 5 hours in service to others and turn their need into a deed. For anyone who is hungry, hot meals are served at our campus Tuesdays through Fridays. No requirements to attend, simply join us for lunch anytime. Families are welcome. HOT MEAL PROGRAM HOURS: Tuesday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Evansville Emergency Food Pantry Consortium - Food Pantry at Central United Methodist Church
Evansville, IN 47710
812.424.3572
Founded in 1969, the Evansville Emergency Food Pantry Consortium’s mission is to feed hungry people. It is a collaborative effort by six Evansville area food pantries: Central United Methodist Church, Patchwork Central, Simpson United Methodist Church (West Side Food Pantry), St. Matthews United Church of Christ, St. Vincent de Paul, Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Every weekday, there are multiple Consortium pantries open across the city of Evansville. Last year the Consortium provided food to over 45,000 people in Evansville. Each of these individuals received a nutritionally balanced food order that included enough food for them to fix about 12 meals. This means that the Consortium distributed over 540,000 meal equivalents in 2013. Each meal only cost the Consortium an average of 36 cents to provide. Over the past few years, our pantries have seen a steady growth in the number of needy families seeking food assistance. United Way of Southwestern Indiana’s 211 call center has found that food is the number one need of people calling for help. Reducing the prevalence of hunger can cause a ripple of positive changes throughout the community. Families are eligible to receive food from one of the Consortium pantries once every thirty days. Before receiving food, the family must obtain a food voucher from a referring agency. These referral agencies include: Outreach Ministries; Township Trustees (Center, Knight, Perry, & Pigeon); Division of Family Resources (DFR); St. Vincent de Paul food pantry; SWIRCA. Food Pantry at Central United Methodist Church: Mon & Thurs, 9:30-11:30 pm
Evansville Emergency Food Pantry Consortium - Food Pantry at Patchwork Central
Evansville, IN 47713
812.424.2735
Founded in 1969, the Evansville Emergency Food Pantry Consortium’s mission is to feed hungry people. It is a collaborative effort by six Evansville area food pantries: Central United Methodist Church, Patchwork Central, Simpson United Methodist Church (West Side Food Pantry), St. Matthews United Church of Christ, St. Vincent de Paul, Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Every weekday, there are multiple Consortium pantries open across the city of Evansville. Last year the Consortium provided food to over 45,000 people in Evansville. Each of these individuals received a nutritionally balanced food order that included enough food for them to fix about 12 meals. This means that the Consortium distributed over 540,000 meal equivalents in 2013. Each meal only cost the Consortium an average of 36 cents to provide. Over the past few years, our pantries have seen a steady growth in the number of needy families seeking food assistance. United Way of Southwestern Indiana’s 211 call center has found that food is the number one need of people calling for help. Reducing the prevalence of hunger can cause a ripple of positive changes throughout the community. Families are eligible to receive food from one of the Consortium pantries once every thirty days. Before receiving food, the family must obtain a food voucher from a referring agency. These referral agencies include: Outreach Ministries; Township Trustees (Center, Knight, Perry, & Pigeon); Division of Family Resources (DFR); St. Vincent de Paul food pantry; SWIRCA. Food Pantry at Patchwork Central: Mon-Thurs, 9:30-11:45 am
Evansville Emergency Food Pantry Consortium - Food Pantry at St. Mathew’s UCC
Evansville, IN 47710
812.422.8023
Founded in 1969, the Evansville Emergency Food Pantry Consortium’s mission is to feed hungry people. It is a collaborative effort by six Evansville area food pantries: Central United Methodist Church, Patchwork Central, Simpson United Methodist Church (West Side Food Pantry), St. Matthews United Church of Christ, St. Vincent de Paul, Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Every weekday, there are multiple Consortium pantries open across the city of Evansville. Last year the Consortium provided food to over 45,000 people in Evansville. Each of these individuals received a nutritionally balanced food order that included enough food for them to fix about 12 meals. This means that the Consortium distributed over 540,000 meal equivalents in 2013. Each meal only cost the Consortium an average of 36 cents to provide. Over the past few years, our pantries have seen a steady growth in the number of needy families seeking food assistance. United Way of Southwestern Indiana’s 211 call center has found that food is the number one need of people calling for help. Reducing the prevalence of hunger can cause a ripple of positive changes throughout the community. Families are eligible to receive food from one of the Consortium pantries once every thirty days. Before receiving food, the family must obtain a food voucher from a referring agency. These referral agencies include: Outreach Ministries; Township Trustees (Center, Knight, Perry, & Pigeon); Division of Family Resources (DFR); St. Vincent de Paul food pantry; SWIRCA. Food Pantry at St. Mathew’s UCC: Mon, Tues, Thurs, 9:30-11:30 am & Noon-2:00 pm
Evansville Emergency Food Pantry Consortium - Food Pantry at Zion Missionary Baptist Church
Evansville, IN 47713
812.423.1963
Founded in 1969, the Evansville Emergency Food Pantry Consortium’s mission is to feed hungry people. It is a collaborative effort by six Evansville area food pantries: Central United Methodist Church, Patchwork Central, Simpson United Methodist Church (West Side Food Pantry), St. Matthews United Church of Christ, St. Vincent de Paul, Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Every weekday, there are multiple Consortium pantries open across the city of Evansville. Last year the Consortium provided food to over 45,000 people in Evansville. Each of these individuals received a nutritionally balanced food order that included enough food for them to fix about 12 meals. This means that the Consortium distributed over 540,000 meal equivalents in 2013. Each meal only cost the Consortium an average of 36 cents to provide. Over the past few years, our pantries have seen a steady growth in the number of needy families seeking food assistance. United Way of Southwestern Indiana’s 211 call center has found that food is the number one need of people calling for help. Reducing the prevalence of hunger can cause a ripple of positive changes throughout the community. Families are eligible to receive food from one of the Consortium pantries once every thirty days. Before receiving food, the family must obtain a food voucher from a referring agency. These referral agencies include: Outreach Ministries; Township Trustees (Center, Knight, Perry, & Pigeon); Division of Family Resources (DFR); St. Vincent de Paul food pantry; SWIRCA. Food Pantry at Zion Missionary Baptist Church: Mon & Thurs, 8:30 am-12:45 pm
Evansville Emergency Food Pantry Consortium - West Side Food Pantry at Simpson United Methodist Chur
Evansville, IN 47712
812.423.7636
Founded in 1969, the Evansville Emergency Food Pantry Consortium’s mission is to feed hungry people. It is a collaborative effort by six Evansville area food pantries: Central United Methodist Church, Patchwork Central, Simpson United Methodist Church (West Side Food Pantry), St. Matthews United Church of Christ, St. Vincent de Paul, Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Every weekday, there are multiple Consortium pantries open across the city of Evansville. Last year the Consortium provided food to over 45,000 people in Evansville. Each of these individuals received a nutritionally balanced food order that included enough food for them to fix about 12 meals. This means that the Consortium distributed over 540,000 meal equivalents in 2013. Each meal only cost the Consortium an average of 36 cents to provide. Over the past few years, our pantries have seen a steady growth in the number of needy families seeking food assistance. United Way of Southwestern Indiana’s 211 call center has found that food is the number one need of people calling for help. Reducing the prevalence of hunger can cause a ripple of positive changes throughout the community. Families are eligible to receive food from one of the Consortium pantries once every thirty days. Before receiving food, the family must obtain a food voucher from a referring agency. These referral agencies include: Outreach Ministries; Township Trustees (Center, Knight, Perry, & Pigeon); Division of Family Resources (DFR); St. Vincent de Paul food pantry; SWIRCA. West Side Food Pantry at Simpson United Methodist Church: Mon, Wed, Fri, 1:30-3:30 pm
Grace Baptist Church - Food Pantry
Evansville, IN 47711
812.428.0970
Our mission is to provide supplemental food to the hungry of Vanderburgh County. We provide a 2-3 day supply of food to those we serve. We serve an average of 315 families each month, or 1,135 people. The need continues to grow and we continue to serve a large number of first time families. Food Pantry: Mondays & Thursdays 10:30 am -1:00 pm
Life In Abundance Food Bank
Evansville, IN 47714
812.479.1970
For over 25 years Life In Abundance has offered to the Evansville community a supplemental Food Bank. We provide to anyone in need who can provide their own transportation to and from our location (sorry we don't deliver). We can usually provide (depending upon availability) can goods, dry goods, some frozen foods, some day-old breads, and a small assortment of drugstore salvage. Just call for an appointment or come to any service and the Food Bank can be opened immediately after service. For an appointment call: 812-479-1970 (No Collect Calls).
Oakhill Baptist Church - Food Pantry
Evansville, IN 47711
812.476.3450
We have a strong conviction that we have a responsibility to be active in our community and share the love of Jesus in very practical ways. Thousands of Americans are considered "working poor". They make decisions every day whether to buy food or pay rent. This leaves children going to school and daycare hungry. At Oakhill Baptist Church we are helping feed people physically and spiritually. We offer 3-4 days worth of food to families in need, once a month. The food pantry is open every 3rd and 4th Saturday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m at our Life Change Central campus. No appointment is needed.
St. Mary Food Pantry
Evansville, IN 47713
812.425.1577
The St. Mary Food Pantry opened its doors more than ten years ago, when we began to realize the great need for a means to provide food for the hungry in downtown Evansville. We began by assisting a few families each month. Since then, the Food Pantry has grown tremendously, now assisting more than 250 households per month. Besides filling food orders for those clients we serve, we also open the door and greet with a friendly face all those who come to the Ministry Center. The Food Pantry is open Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am to Noon and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Volunteers work one morning or afternoon shift a week, every other week, once a month or whatever works with their schedule.
St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry
Evansville, IN 47711
812.425.3485
Providing food for the hungry is an important part of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Our Food Pantry offers basic and essential food items from which nutritious meals can be created. Many families with low incomes struggle to pay all their bills. This leaves them “food insecure.“ The St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry IS a life-line for many families.
The Potter’s Wheel - Food Pantry
Evansville, IN 47713
812.401.4440
Bags of bread, canned goods and meat are offered to those who attend church services each Sunday. Persons must attend worship services in order to receive food. All food is donated by Bread of Life, Panera Bread, Buehler’s Buy Low, Jim David Meats, private individuals, and area farms.
Tri-State Food Bank
Evansville, IN 47711-5631
812.425.0775
Our primary service as a food bank is to collect usable donated foods and disburse to non-profit feeding organizations in a 33-county service area of the tri-state. Before the advent of food banking in 1979, twenty percent of all the food produced in America went to waste. 140 million tons of food is destroyed each year in this country, food valued at more than $31 billion. Most of this is edible food that can be used to feed hungry people. The food being rescued is edible food that often does not meet market standards. Examples of the types of food being destroyed are: Fruits and vegetables which are too big or too small to be mechanically picked or have cosmetic imperfections; Mis-labeled, mis-processed or mis-packaged foods; Case lots that are damaged in transit or in the warehouse; Food that can be sold only prior to "expiration date"; Overproduction; Food produced for special promotions. Often, food donations are so large that individual charities cannot safely store or handle the product. Also, the donation may be beyond the individual charity's current need. Food banks can store dry, frozen, or refrigerated product safely and in large quantities and then equitably disburse it to a variety of charitable organizations. The product is received from a variety of sources including Feeding America, formerly America's Second Harvest. After careful inspection the food goes to non-profit agencies such as food pantries, soup kitchens, areas experiencing a disaster such as tornado or flood, senior citizen nutrition sites, programs serving hot meals to senior citizens and invalids, neighborhood outreach programs, day care programs, supplemental and emergency relief programs and others, such as camps for handicapped or under-privileged children, rehabilitation programs, and children's homes.