Neighborhood Food Network (NFN)
The Neighborhood Food Network offers families food once a month at no charge through a network of local, Allen County 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.
What are the guidelines?
Families are eligible for food once a month.
Families must go to the Food Pantry in the neighborhood they reside.
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, for example, a 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.
Can I Help?
1. Organize a food drive
It’s easy! Grab your church group, book club, or coworkers and host a food drive. Make it fun! Join one of the many food drives that happen yearly and get your friends excited to help feed the need in the community.
2. Individual donations
Don’t have time to organize a food drive? Check out our food suggestion list and pick up some extra items at the grocery store.
3. Volunteer your time
Bring your church group, family, or come by yourself to make friends by sorting food in our Neighborhood Food Network Pantry.
4. Make a financial donation
Make your dollar go further. Give a financial donation and Associated Churches Neighborhood Food Network will purchase bulk items for the 25 food pantries that are located throughout Allen County.
5. Spread the word
Let your friends know about the NEED in our community. Share about food insecurity in Allen County on your Facebook page and tag Associated Churches. Make it a conversation point at your next small group meeting. Let’s fight hunger together!