Did you know that 40% of our neighborhoods right here in Evansville, Indiana are in food deserts meaning they do not have access to fresh foods? That is a statistic that community leaders and nonprofit organizations have been trying to remedy for years.

A Food Desert is an area in which it's difficult to buy affordable or good-quality fresh food.

Feed Evansville has a mission to lower that percentage down to zero! There are food box giveaways throughout the year. This is a great way to help families get nutritional foods, but they are first come first serve, and there isn't a regular schedule at this time.

Free Little Pantry

If you don't already know, Girl Scouts do a lot more than just cookie sales. Girl Scout Troop 398 has partnered with Feed Evansville on a very important initiative to reach more families and individuals that are in need of food.


Free Little Libraries are a really neat resource where you can get a book or leave a book, and it's all free. Let me introduce you to the Free Little PantryThis allows you to take any non-perishable foods that you need and give what you can.

The goal of the Little Free Food Pantry program is simple: to provide our neighbors with low-barrier access to emergency non-perishable food with dignity and discretion, 24/7. Community members may take nonperishable food items and or leave nonperishable food items in the pantry box. They can do this 365 days a year 24 hrs. a day.


 Growing Feed Evansville Initiatives

Feed Evansville is working with several Girl Scout Troops and Boy Scout Troops to ensure that there is a “Free Little Pantry Box” in the 40% of Neighborhoods that are deemed a food desert.  A ribbon cutting ceremony for the launch of this city-wide project and the first out of many “Free Little Pantry” will be held Sunday, December 11, 2022, 2:00 pm at the Westside Community Center, 2227 W. Michigan St. Evansville, IN 47712.

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Grab and Go Lunches

If you or someone you know is in need of food assistance, there is help right here in Evansville.

Evansville Rescue Mission (Directions)
Sunday through Saturday
6:30 a.m., noon & 5:30 p.m.

United Caring Services (Directions)
On-site meal service
Sunday through Saturday
9 a.m., noon and 5 p.m.

Salvation Army (Directions)
Monday through Friday
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

You can also download the Food Finder app to locate food pantries in your area. FoodFinder is a Community Food Share locator that shows you when and where to get free food assistance in our community.

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