Food Insecure Persons in
Food Pantries in Hamilton County
Working together WITH YOU to feed Hamilton County, Indiana.
Hamilton County Harvest Food Bank (HCHFB) answers the need to feed the 27,150 hungry and food insecure individuals right here in Hamilton County, Indiana. Many are children. Some are seniors. And some include entire hardworking families going hungry or making difficult decisions about where to get their family’s next meal.
Food insecurity is something we can work to eliminate. In fact, since 2010, HCHFB has been providing food assistance through a member network of 30 local food panties and 13 local feeding programs. To meet our community’s need we have a variety of initiatives.
Hamilton County Harvest Food Bank Programs
Providing 30 food pantries and meal programs with 500-600 lb. of non-perishable healthy staples each month.
Community and School Food Drives
Coordinating over 50 food drives annually, equipping each one easy, informational and fun for all while raising awareness, money and food.
A Chance to Serve – ACTS
Developing and training young Hamilton County leaders in community engagement through participation on the HCHFB board.
Summer Lunch Program
Initiating, coordinating, and resourcing community programs by providing the most vulnerable children in Hamilton County with healthy meals throughout the summer.
Weekend School Food Back Sacks
Providing organizational and food support for weekend food needs for various schools.
Summer Produce Project
Securing Hamilton County produce and organizing distribution to network members.
Meijer Simply Give Shopping
A program that allows HCHFB to respond to the food needs of network members throughout the year. Meijer donates three dollars in food cards for every HCHFB dollar spent. The utilization of volunteer shoppers to secure and transport food raises awareness of community food insecurity and educates volunteers on nutritional food choices.
“Meating” the Need
Partnering with the Hamilton County 4-H Beef, Dairy, and Swine projects to buy steers and swine for fulfilling needed protein needs among network membership
Healthy Hamilton County
An informational evening promoting a healthy Hamilton County attended by HCHFB network membership, social service agencies, government officials and the public.
Measurement and Metrics Improvements
Developing more efficient mechanism and procedures to gather and analyze food collection and distribution data, including end recipient demographics and food quantities.