Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Together for the greater good
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 Neighborhood Food Network 

 
 
 
We offer families food once a month at no charge through a network of 28 local food pantries in churches and social agencies.

Associated Churches Neighborhood Food Network is an "emergency food bank." Our pantries provide a five-day supply of food to prepare balanced and nutritious meals as recommended by the Department of Agriculture nutrition food chart. Clients must abide by the guidelines.

Guidelines:

  • Families are eligible for food once a month.
     
  • Families must go to the Food Pantry in the neighborhood where they reside.
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  • The Food Pantry provides a five-day supply of food to prepare balanced and nutritious meals as recommended by the Dept. of Agriculture nutrition food chart.
     
  • Identification is required to prove place of residence.
     
  • You must have two forms of identification.
(1)  Identification must have name and address such as: Utility bill, phone bill or lease. This identification should be dated within the last 90 days. 

(2)  Picture ID: Driver's license, state picture ID, or school or college ID.
 
To find additional help in the community, download our Emergency Community Resource Guide for food, medical, clothing, and shelter. 

How to Help:

  • Volunteers are needed at various times throughout the year to sort food. Fill out your contact information here!
  • Small groups can commit to collecting groceries for one year or more. Download an informational flyer here.
  • Individuals can organize food drives at churches, businesses, civic groups, and schools. Contact Gretchen at 260-579-0744 or by email: gretchen@associatedchurches.org 
 
 

2013 Food Network Facts

 
  • Served 1,534,245 meals with an increase from 2012. 
  • Provided food for 102,283 individuals and 33,245 families, which was an increase from 2012.
  • 4,143 dedicated volunteers working with the food bank and the pantries equals 20,158 hours of volunteer labor from church groups, churches, youth groups, individuals and labor unions.
  • Works closely with:
    • CANI
    • Interfaith Hospitality Network
    • Alcoholics Anonymous
    • United Way
    • Township Trustee offices

  • Blessed with a tremendous working relationship with the local Postal Workers union who give unselfishly of their time during the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive in May of each year. Postal Workers food drive brought in excess of 620,000 pounds of food.  220,000 pounds came to the Associated Churches Neighborhood Food Network. The remainder stayed in the communities in which it was collected for distribution to their hungry and poor.

  • Enjoy a wonderful relationship with:
    • Fort Wayne Community Schools
    • Canterbury School
    • East Allen County Schools
    • Northwest Allen County Schools 
  • Generous farmers give of their abundance to feed the hungry of Fort Wayne and Allen County.
  • Have donation barrels available for use by community groups, businesses, churches, at addition block parties.