The Food Bank of Northern Indiana offers a mobile food pantry once a month in Marshall and Starke counties. Fresh perishable items such as dairy, grains, produce and protein along with dry goods are offered free of charge to northern Indiana residents. The Food Bank sets up tables where people can “shop” and select items that best meet their needs.
The mobile food pantries are first come, first served for those in need of food assistance, based on available product, while supplies last. Patrons are asked to bring bags or boxes to transport their items home.
The April schedule includes:
Friday, April 15 from 10 a.m. – Noon at Ancilla College Central Receiving Services located at 9494 Union Road in Donaldson.
The Starke County mobile food pantry will be on Tuesday, April 26 from 10 a.m. – Noon, CDT, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 810 West Talmer Avenue, North Judson.
Starting in April, the Food Bank will provide SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Outreach at all mobile food pantries. The application process takes approximately 20 minutes. To begin the process, clients need to provide the following information: names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers for all persons living in the household; total monthly income for the entire household; and total monthly expenses.