postheadericon Feinstein Challenge 2014

17th Annual $1 Million Giveaway to Fight Hunger

In its 17th year, the Feinstein Foundation again offers a great opportunity to stretch your donation.

Here’s how it works:  One million dollars will be divided proportionately among hunger fighting agencies nationwide participating in the challenge.  Each agency will get a share of the $1million, equal, to the percentage of the total amount raised by all participants.  Donated items include cash, checks, and food items (valued at $1.00 per pound) if they are received in March and April in response to the Feinstein challenge.

The more Tri-State Food Bank raises from the challenge, the bigger our award will be.  You can help Tri-State Food Bank take advantage of this offer by sending a donation between March 1 and April 30th  2014.

Read more: Feinstein Challenge 2014

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postheadericon Hunger Action Month 2013



September is Hunger Action Month (HAM).  Please join Tri-State Food Bank in building a movement that creates awareness and action to eliminate food insecurity in our community.  Feeding America and food banks across the nation are uniting to bring people together to help in our mission to end hunger.

Everyone can help by doing one of the following:

  • Give a little money.  Every dollar donated to the Tri-State Food Bank generates approximately $8.49 in food for those at risk.
  • Volunteer at the food bank, a local pantry, soup kitchen, or shelter.
  • Conduct a food drive, or simply drop off a few food items at the food bank.
  • Help spread the word on the issue of hunger to friends and colleagues. 
  • Lift your voice in asking Congress or local legislators to do what they can to solve the problem of hunger. 
  • Take the SNAP Challenge: Eat on just $4.50 a day.  Shop for your meals with the daily average per person benefit provided by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps) to get a sense of some of the challenges faced by those struggling to put food on the table.  Share your experience with family and friends to raise awareness of the importance of this critical nutrition program.
  • Businesses can host an Orange Day (orange is the symbolic color of hunger) encouraging employees to wear orange attire and bring in food to the food bank.
  • Employee Giving - Tri-State Food Bank is asking employees in our community to skip lunch for one day in September to feed those suffering from food insecurity and donate the money you would have spent for lunch.  Every little bit helps.

Other events taking place across the country include:

  • Jeff Gordon's race car will display a "Hunger Action Month" sticker on it during a race at the Richmond International Raceway, thanks to a partnership with AARP Foundation.  (Sept. 7)
  • Light up for hunger.  Buildings around the country will be lighting up orange throughout the month to show their support.  (Examples include Houston City Hall, Chase Tower in Phoenix, Sundance Square in Ft. Worth, TX) 

Community participation in this year’s Hunger Action Month is essential because:

  • Nearly 115,600 people in the tri-state are food insecure.  Of those, 34.3% are children. 
  • Many families rely on emergency food on a regular basis because their paycheck simply does not cover their basic life expenses.
  • Lack of food and nutrition for the elderly can be serious because of their susceptibility to health problems, both physical and cognitive.  In addition to a poor quality of life, health problems caused by poor nutrition can result in higher medical bills, which many seniors are struggling with already.  Our country is currently in a quandary over the rising cost of health care.  By providing a means to eliminate source due to hunger, we play a vital part in reducing some of our nation's cost.
  • Many kids that rely on the free school lunch program do not have adequate food over the weekend.  For some children there is not enough food or not the proper nutritional foods, at home for adequate nutrition.  Through our Weekend Back Pack-Food for Kids program, we are providing over 2,300 kids each week nutritious meals for the weekend.  Good nutrition makes children better prepared for school.  Kids become healthier, better focused, and alert with better attendance rates and are more eager to learn.

To participate in Hunger Action Month please contact Tri-State Food Bank at 812-425-0775.  

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postheadericon Assistant Director

Classification:    Full-time - Exempt

Department:       Office

Reports To:        Executive Director   



The Assistant Director supervises office staff ensuring proper documentation, procedures and policies are followed by office staff.

  • This position will act as the Kids Café Coordinator. 
  • Coordinate Special Events in conjunction with the Executive Director and Donor Relations Coordinator.
  • Coordinate the volunteer program. 
  • Assist with food solicitation and fundraising. 
  • In the extended absence of the Executive Director, will temporarily assume the role of Executive Director. 
  • Will assist the Executive Director with evaluations of hourly office employee performances.



  • Assist the Executive Director in fundraising activities and grant writing.
  • Coordinate special fundraising events in conjunction with the Donor Relations Coordinator.  Includes attending meetings and writing reports to the Executive Director.
  • Coordinator the Kids Cafe Program.
  • Set up new sites in consultation with the Executive Director.
  • Monitor sites to ensure compliance with program agreements
  • Assure an adequate supply of food is available to the Kids Cafe sites.
  • Search and request grant funds to support Kids Cafe program.
  • Apply for CACFP funding and assure reporting is submitted on time.
  • Coordinate the Back Pack Program
  • Set up new sites in consultation with the Executive Director
  • Monitor sites to ensure compliance with program agreements
  • Assure an adequate supply of food is available to the Back Pack program in conjunction with the Food Resource Coordinator.
  • Search and request grant funds to support Back Pack program
  • Supervise Agency Coordinator
  • Assure appropriate record keeping, product distribution, and product safety.
  • Ensure agencies are monitored within proper time frames, assisting with monitoring of sites.
  • Recruit new agencies as needed to ensure adequate facilities in our severing area.
  • Assist Agency Coordinator with Agency Newsletter assuring publication is completed and mailed in a timely manner.
  • Supervise Bookkeeping/USDA Administrator.
  • Assist with paperwork and training of agencies
  • Assist with complaints of non-compliance of agencies (USDA)
  • Coordinate the Volunteer program
  • Develop a corps of volunteers for warehouse, office, and special events.
  • Meet and coordinate with representatives of Community Service personnel
  • Supervise office volunteers.
  • Conduct orientation and tours.
  • Ensure adequate coverage and training for activities.
  • Coordinate Tri-State Food Bank vehicle use.
  • Supervise Development Coordinator
  • In conjunction with Executive Director and Development Coordinator, assist with implementing the Schedule of Development activities, including a fundraising calendar with yearly priorities and benchmark goals.
  • Assure the duties of the Development Coordinator are executed accurately and on time.
  • Be cross-trained so that the Tri-State Food Bank can adequately manage job coverage when employees are on vacation or away from the office for other reasons.
  • Help establish favorable public relations to promote the Tri-State Food Bank.
  • Must be available to travel to attend Feeding America conferences, State Association meetings, and various meetings in our 33 county service area.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director or Board of Directors.



This is a salaried position.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.  Benefits will apply as outlined in the Employee Handbook.



  • Educational requirements may include a Bachelor’s degree in business management or comparable skills.
  • Become certified in Safe Food Handling with 1 year.
  • Management skills.
  • Planning skills.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Public Relations skills.
  • Ability to write and manage grants and raise funds.
  • Ability to work with staff and a variety of volunteers.
  • Computer knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Power Point or other programs used by Tri-State Food Bank



  • Must carry insurance on personal vehicles and be insurable by the Tri-State Food Bank insurance company.
  • Must be bondable.
  • Must have valid driver’s license.
  • Must be willing to undergo drug screening test and criminal background check


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