Since March, the Food Bank of Northern Indiana has hit the road one day each week delivering nutritious food directly to those in need in a pre-selected community in Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaPorte, Marshall and Starke counties. In addition, the Food Bank runs a weekly “Farmers Market” on site in South Bend.
On Wednesday, Aug. 8, the mobile food pantry will be in Warsaw. Residents in need of food assistance can go to God’s Highway to Heaven Church from 10 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 555 Webster St.
Fresh perishable items (dairy, grains, produce and protein) and dry goods are offered free of charge to northern Indiana residents. The Food Bank’s mobile pantry team set up tables at pre-scheduled locations where people can “shop” and select items that best meet their needs.
The pantries are first come, first served for those in need of food assistance. Mobile pantry patrons must provide a valid photo ID (driver’s license or Indiana ID) and are asked to bring bags or boxes to transport their items home.
Mobile food pantries serve approximately 300 households during a two-hour time period.
The Food Bank’s mobile food pantries program has been funded, in part, by the inaugural Darden Restaurant Community Grants Program.