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Food Finders Food Bank, Inc.

Important: Food Finders does not distribute to individuals.

50 Olympia Ct.
Lafayette, IN 47909-5182
Phone: 765-471-0062
Fax: 765-471-1101

About the organization:
Food Finders services agencies in Tippecanoe County who, in turn, distribute food to the needy. Food Finders does not distribute to individuals. Businesses or organizations with a large quantity of food to donate should contact Food Finders at the phone number listed above.

St. Ann's Church

612 Wabash Avenue
Lafayette, IN 47905
Phone: 765-742-7031
Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Matthew 25: Share and Care
This program provides soup for each family member and can be used on a daily basis. If sufficient soup and/or products are available, the kitchen will stay open until 12:00 noon.

St. James Lutheran Church

710 N. Ninth Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
Phone: 765-423-1616
Hours: Tues and Thurs
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon

St. James Social Concerns:
Clients may use the food pantry once per month. Individuals needing assistance must come in themselves to receive help. No one else may pick up for them.

St. John's and L.U.M. Emergency Food Pantry

608 Ferry Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
Phone: 765-423-4261
Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Fri
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon

St. John's and L.U.M. Emergency Food Pantry:
Provides a person or family with emergency groceries as supply and assortment are currently available. Information of name and address required. Cleaning materials, baby supplies, low salt items, low sugar items occasionally available. Service may be used once every two weeks. Adjacent to Clothing Closet.

Salvation Army

1110 Union Street
Lafayette, IN 47904
Phone: 765-742-0006
Hours: Mon-Thurs
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

You need to bring verification of your income (your last pay stub will be fine) and the number of people in your family. You can come in once a month.

Seventh Day Adventist Church

420 N. 5th Street.
Lafayette, IN 47901
Phone: 765-742-6199
Hours: Mon. 1:00 - 3:00 (Order call in)
Wed. 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (Order pick up)

Community Services:
Families may use the food pantry once per month. They MUST call on Monday, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in order to pick up food on Wednesday. When families pick up their food, they may also use the church's clothing room.

Union Emergency Food Pantry

This pantry is for Union Members only. Contact your union president or union counselors and request that they call Don Scheiber, AFL/CIO, Community Service Representative, at 765-742-7275. Personal appointment must be made to pick up food.

United Food Pantries

Two locations:

A three day supply of food for each member of the family is provided once per month. Identification which contains social security number is required.

Hanna Center serves all families living north of South Street and east of State Road 43.

The Community and Family Resource Center serves families living south of South Street or west of State Road 43.

Meals on Wheels

2400 South Street
Lafayette, IN 47904
Phone: 765-447-6188
Hours: Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The purpose of this program is to serve nutritiously balanced meals to the elderly and others who, for various reasons, are unable to prepare such meals for themselves and who live within our delivery area.

Food Stamps

Food Stamp Office
3440 Kossuth Street
Lafayette, IN 47905
Phone: 765-448-6877
Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

You should call this office before going in because procedures change periodically on how to apply. You can pick up an application any week day at the Food Stamp Office.

When you apply for food stamps, you should take along the following things:

  1. Rent Receipts or House payment book
  2. Utility bills
  3. Proof of all income coming into your household for the previous four weeks.
  4. Bankbooks or other proof of savings.
  5. Proof of all medical expenses, doctor or hospital, for the last 30 days.
  6. Social Security cards for everyone.

If everyone in your house receives welfare, contact the eligibility or budget section of the Welfare Department. If everyone in your home does not receive welfare, or if you receive no help at all from welfare, go to the Food Stamp Office.

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