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2009 Ice Storms

Thousands of people without power during the recent ice storms turned to shelters and warming centers for help.  Tri-State Food Bank provided over 10 tons of food to disaster relief organizations in Vanderburgh and Warrick counties in Indiana, and Daviess and Hopkins counties in Kentucky.


You Can Help - Severe flooding along the Wabash River has displaced many residents in Indiana and Illinois.  Counties served by Tri-State Food Bank that were hard hit are Daviess County and Gibson County in Indiana and Lawrence County in Illinois.  You can help in the relief efforts by donating product or funds.

Donations of non-perishable food, cleaning supplies, or cash donations may be dropped off at Tri-State Food Bank, 801 E. Michigan Street, Evansville.  Also, non-perishable food and cleaning supplies may be dropped off at Menards, 2005 Richland Creek Dr., Princeton, IN.

Large donations, please contact our office 812-425-0775 to arrange for pick up.

You may also donate on line through America's Second Harvest link below.

2005 Tornado Response Recap

St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Evansville partnered with Tri-State Food Bank to help families impacted from the November tornados through their long term recovery process with grocery and food supplies.

Tornado survivors received food and non-food product at the Food Bank on the 3rd Saturday of each month from November 2005 through Sept 15, 2006.  FEMA or Red cross Numbers determined eligibility.

Tornado Relief

Outcome Report


Product provided by Tri-State Food Bank

Nov 2005 through Sep 2006


Expense                      $24,221.49

Pounds-Food           137,110

Pounds-Non Food   29,584

Total Pounds            166,694 @ 1.50[1]$250,041.00 Wholesale Value of products

$  24,221.49 Expense to Tri-State Food Bank

Average cost per pound = 0.15                         $225,819.51 Savings


Families Individuals

Total Served                            545            1,534

Cost for 11 mo. Period[2] 44.44          15.79

Average Cost per Mo[3] 4.04            1.44


Average Served per Month     50             139


Average cost per meal = 0.14 [4]


Approx # of meals provided                    175,501[5]

Average meals per person                          114

Average meals per person per month          10


Total Volunteer Hours             1,220               111 Avg. per month

Total Volunteers                         386                 35 Avg. per month


$24,221.49      Total Expense of Distribution

$19,803.74      St. Paul's Lutheran Church in partnership with Tri-State Food Bank

$  3,000.00 Grant from Thrivent

$  1,417.75 Balance from TSFB General Fund


[1] Value per pound

[2] Total cost divided by number of families and individuals served

[3] Above divided by 11 months

[4] Cost divided by # of meals

[5] 137,110 (Pounds of Food) @ 1.28 (Avg. meal weighs 1.28 pounds)


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