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Annual Food Drives


Souper Bowl of Caring
February 2023

In the weeks leading up to Super Bowl Sunday, schools, churches, businesses and passionate individuals take up a collection to ask for one dollar or one food item to #tacklehunger and poverty in our community. 


Chris Alvarez


Lenten Food Drive
March 2 - April 14, 2022

Also known as the "Fishes & Loaves" food drive, church members are encouraged to approach the Lenten season as an opportunity to make their Lenten sacrifice an offering to the hungry. This is a great opportunity to get your congregation to partner with Associated Churches by hosting a food drive.

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Chris Alvarez


NALC's "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive
May 14, 2022

Allen County residents are asked to help re-stock local food pantries and help alleviate the hunger that many Allen County residents face. To donate, place a bag of non-perishable food by your mailbox on Saturday, May 14, 2022 or take donations to Fort Wayne area post offices. Local letter carriers will collect bags placed by mailboxes during their regular delivery routes and then take the food to area food pantries.


Kelley Bawmann

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September is Hunger Action Month
September 2023

September is a month-long food drive where people all over America stand together to fight hunger. It's a month to spread the word and take action on the hunger crisis and dedicate ourselves to a solution.

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Chris Alvarez


Classic Hits 101.7's Annual Stuff-A-Bus Radiothon
November 21 - 23, 2023

Classic Hits 101.7 hosts an annual Stuff-A-Bus Radiothon to help Associated Churches' Food Pantries and the hungry in our community receive the simple blessing of food around Thanksgiving. A bus will be parked in the Georgetown Square parking lot for 3 days collecting food.


Kelley Bawmann

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Food Drive
February 17 --28, 2023

The United Way of Allen County's 3rd Annual food drive to benefit Associated Churches, Community Harvest Food Bank and Miss Virginia’s Food Pantry.. Food collection sites will be collecting items February 17 through the 28th. 


Kelley Bawmann


FWCS Competition

Date Available Soon

Fort Wayne Community School students are asked to participate in a competition to provide non-perishable food items for the NALC's "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive. The school with the largest collection wins the contest. The winning school will receive a trophy at a Public Assembly and will get recognized in the community for their outstanding accomplishments in the media. 

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Shelley Osborne


Allen County Fair
Sunday July 31, 2022

On Sunday, July 31st you may bring a non-perishable food item for the Fairs Care program, which is donated to Associated Churches. By donating, you receive Free admission. You may also participate in Military Appreciation Day on Sunday and free admission as well if you produce a military ID (active or veterans). 


Kelley Bawmann


Canterbury Fun Run & School Food Drive
November 2023

Canterbury School has an annual race that offers great fun, special prizes and the opportunity to fulfill a need in our community – feeding the hungry. A canned food donation is requested by all participants and serves as the registration fee for Pee Wee participants. 


Chris Alvarez

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Military Families Thanksgiving & Christmas Food Drive

November & December

Every year, Associated Churches gives our local service members and their families a Thanksgiving and Christmas meal in a box. Over 150 families receive a box filled with a turkey and all the trimmings. Local businesses can help purchase items in bulk or give a monetary donations to bless these families during the holidays.


Garry Pook

Neighborhood Food Network

Our Food Pantries

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