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The Salvation Army was there when I needed them.

I was really down and out. I had lost my job and I did not know what I was going to do. Covid virus forced the restaurant where I worked as a janitor to close. At first I was just laid-off but after a month the restaurant permanently closed. The Salvation Army helped me with my rent, utilities, and food. I was so glad The Salvation Army was there.

The Salvation Army of Evansville, Indiana

The Salvation Army of Evansville Indiana is working hard to solve the food insecurities that many families face through our soup kitchen and food pantry. 

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War on Hunger

Every day The Salvation Army
helps fight hunger by
providing nutritious meals
to neighbors in need

War on hunger Image

War on hunger

Every day The Salvation Army
helps fight hunger by
providing nutritious meals
to neighbors in need.

War on Hunger Image War on Hunger Image

War on Hunger

Every day The Salvation Army
helps fight hunger by
providing nutritious meals
to neighbors in need.

War on Hunger

Donations

    Every Year The Salvation Army of Evansville Partners with local Schnucks grocery stores to help fight the War on Hunger. The goal of this partnership is to help bring awareness to The Salvation Army feeding programs that operate year round, and not just around the holidays. In addition we aim to collect in kind and monetary donations to help support our programs.

    In 2021 during our War on hunger Campaign, we raised almost $60,000 in donations from companies and around $11,000 of that was brought in directly from Schnucks customers the day of the event. In addition to the THOUSANDS of canned goods collected on the day of the event. Lastly, with the help of the many donations we receive every week from grocery stores, restaurants, and Tri State Food Bank.

Volunteers

    While food supplies and money to fund the programs is important, a huge part to any successful feeding program is the logistics. The manpower, equipment, and other resoruces to be open when people need the food and be able to serve a large number of people in a short amount of time. Volunteers, that is the great need we are always facing. As old volunteers retire, we need new volunteers to step up and dedicate some time throughout the month in order to care for our clients and those in need.

    All of this was accomplished with 22 volunteers, working just over 50 hours on a Friday, with the preparation and support of around 2-3 employees and the hours they put in.... Just think of we could do with even MORE help!

 

Community Partnerships

Tri State Food Bank
We work closely with Tri State Food Bank as a partner agency under the TEFAP USDA program. Through this program we receive government commodities and distribute them through our food pantry to anyone in need. In addition, Tri State receives donations every day from local stores and they allow agencies to "shop" for reduce or no cost, through the many items they store and sort through. It's a one stop shop for all of our food needs. Please see below on the dates and times when our food pantry and soup kitchen our open and operating.

Drive Through Food Pantry and Feed Evansville
During the COVID-19 situation Feed Evansville was founded as part of the COVID-19 task force in Evansville and served for over a year distributing large amounts of food every week through funding secured through grants and local government and business agencies. Inspired by the launch and idea of this effort we launched our own effort of "drive through food pantry's" as we saw a decrease in the number of attendees to our pantry's due to the fear of getting out. We saw over 2,000 people over the course of 4 drive through pantry's receive assistance in 2020 and this is a tradition we will continue whenever the need arises.

Bauerhaus, Starbucks, and Panera Bread
Our programs are supported by many local businesses, and without their support we would have to use up even more of our precious resources. Bauerhaus catering saves leftovers from events and loads them into our pans for pick up and use in our daily feeding program. Starbucks saves outdated fridge and sandwich items for us to pick up three times a week. Panera Bread on the east side saves their leftover bread from Tuesday and we pick it up Wednesday morning for our daily lunch program and food pantry. We are always looking for more ways to partner and use the resources in the community.

Center of Hope Church - Taste of Hope Ministry
Center of Hope church has been partnered with us for over a year now and has provided many cookouts and special events for our feeding program clients. Kitchen of Hope and their team of volunteers brings their own trail mounted smoker and the wood and we supply the meat and other food items. They prepare, cook, and serve the food to our clients and give our regular volunteers a much needed break and show our clients some really good BBQ! We are so grateful for them!

Taste of Hope Ministries
by Center of Hope Church
In partnership with
The Salvation Army

How we help fight hunger

Our food programs are open every week and throughout the year for those in need. Volunteers are involved at every step and help us put our resources to help clients rather than hiring workers. Here are some of those programs.

Daily Lunch Program
Meals are served Monday-Friday from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM to whoever is in need. There are no income requirements, forms to fill out or anything. All we ask is for a name and general information if you feel comfortable. The meal is served hot alongside a drink and a dessert to help regulate blood sugar for our elder patrons. We receive food from donations and government programs, however we do have to purchase food items when those don't cover everything. We welcome anyone in need in our area to come and take advantage of our meal program as much as they need to make ends meet!

Food Pantry Program
Our Food Pantry is opening Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. We are a TEFA participating food pantry and an equal opportunity provider. We offer groceries to whoever is in need and meets federal guidelines for the TEFAP program... Groceries include: dry goods, canned, goods, frozen meat, refrigerator product and staples, and much more. While there is a restriction to who we can serve, most if not all people in need would qualify. Patrons are allowed to come once a month and receive food items from us and can also come on behalf of others. Those who are not able to get out or find transportation can ask someone to come on their behalf and fill out the proper paperwork to be an approved "proxy".  Please contact our offices with any questions

If you would like to volunteer and help us fight hunger in Vanderburgh and Warrick county please follow the link on our home page about volunteering in our community.

For more information on our food programs call us at 812-422-4673 option 4 or option 0 for the receptionist

Thank you!

 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

SNAP and FDPIR State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race,

color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)        mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2)        fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3)        email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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