Tri-State Food Bank delivers life-giving provisions to over 250 feeding programs serving thousands of local women, men, and children.
Who we help...
- Elderly people on fixed incomes struggling with high prescription cost.
- Families a step away from homelessness.
- The unemployed who are seeking a way back.
- Single Parents trying to make ends meet.
- Children of the working poor with hope for a better future
- The homeless.
- Disabled citizens
- Abused and neglected children
- Tri-State Food Bank provides food and other grocery products to over 170 food pantries so they can provide adequate groceries to low-income families and individuals struggling to make ends meet.
- A Food Pantry typically provides a 3-4 day supply of emergency food, serving primarily low-income individuals and families who have encountered financial difficulties and need short-term help.
- Lately, more families are relying on emergency food on a regular basis because their paycheck simply does not cover their basic life expenses.
- Because the supply of donated food is limited, families can usually access food from a pantry once every 30 days.
- Food is distributed to 80 local soup kitchens and/or shelters serving the homeless, victims of domestic violence, and families and individuals in need.
Senior Citizens Programs
- Providing food to senior feeding programs is especially important for many reasons.
- 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.
Other Programs Other on-site feeding programs provides daily meals for:
- Day care centers that provide service to low-income children
- Residential treatment homes
- Camps for handicapped or under-privileged children
- Tri-State Food Bank works with agencies committed to serving those in need when a disaster occurs.
- We belong to the Local Emergency Planning Committee, the Southwestern Indiana Regional Coordinating Committee, Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky COADS (Community Organizations Active in Disasters).
- Through our Feeding America's network, we have national access to food resources in the event of a national disaster in our area.
- We also work with the American Red Cross to provide food to families experiencing disasters. In the event of a disaster we will provide mass care facilities with products and provide holding facilities as needed and as possible. We will provide food products to disaster victims when possible. Tri-State Food Bank will take the lead in coordinating the pickup, serving and storage of such foods.
- Tri-State Food Bank installed generators to assure frozen and refrigerated food is kept safe in the event of a power outage. Mary Blair, Executive Director, said, The food bank has been very lucky throughout past years; but added, we cannot leave the safety of food to chance. With the tornados and storms that hit the tri-state, the generator will provide better accountability to our donors and community by protecting food donated for the hungry. The generator will also put the food bank in a better position to be operable and respond to disasters.