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Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana Charity In Anderson Indiana

Second Harvest Food Bank Of East Central Indiana

 Anderson     Indiana

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Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana Charity Profile

Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana was incorporated July 25, 1983 to act as a liaison between the food industry and organizations that feed the ill, needy and children in adequate amounts to allow for a nutritious and balanced diet. Since that time, Second Harvest has grown to distribute nearly 4 million pounds of groceries donated by the food industry to 130 charitable programs in eight counties. Programs include pantries, meals, day care, shelter and other services for the region's 49,000 people living in poverty and the additional 72,000 low-income households struggling to make ends meet.

Second Harvest operates the Kids Cafe program throughout east central Indiana, sponsors the Summer Food Service Program for Children, contracts with the State to distribute commodities through The Emergency Food Assistance Program and conducts tailgate distributions. Second Harvest provides leadership in addressing hunger issues and advocacy.

Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana Volunteer Information

Volunteers are essential to the food bank. Volunteers give their time and talents to help fellow neighbors here in East Central Indiana. This in turn, helps the food bank successfully reach its mission.

The Food Bank provides a meaningful volunteer experience in a positive, safe environment. Volunteers work in both the warehouse and office. Volunteers have the opportunity to enhance their social and work skills, gain a sense of contribution and accomplishment, and network with and meet new people.

Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana In The News

Raise awareness of hunger by wearing orange Thursday

53 days ago From Muncie Star Press  

MUNCIE, INDIANA - Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana, along with thousands of anti-hunger advocates from across the country, will be =93going orange=94 Thursday in an effort to raise awareness of the issue of hunger in the United States. You can join by ...

Summer meal program expands to feed more students

144 days ago From Muncie Star Press   View Archived Article

MUNCIE, INDIANA - Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana's Summer Food Service Program will provide meals beginning today at some locations. Meals will be available for children age 18 and younger. This year, there will be more locations to choose from. ...

Drugstore, food bank serve up free flu shots

294 days ago From Muncie Star Press   View Archived Article

MUNCIE, INDIANA - Pharmacists and other staff from local Walgreens stores worked with the Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central food bank on the project to assist families in need. What is setting them apart from other agencies is they are not just offering free fl ...

Second Harvest to focus on Muncie for summer food program

500 days ago From Muncie Star Press   View Archived Article

MUNCIE, INDIANA - Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana, through the US Department of Agriculture's Summer Food Service Program, has chosen to center its efforts in Muncie this year, providing three local children's programs with free meals for thei ...

Food drive aims to meet rising need

595 days ago From The Herald Bulletin   View Archived Article

ANDERSON, INDIANA - As about 30 people gathered at the Anderson Public Library to kick off the We Can Care food drive to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana, associate director Tim Kean said he had noticed something different than in years past: ...

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