Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana is the region’s largest charitable hunger-relief organization serving more than a hundred pantries and meal programs in the following counties: Blackford, Delaware, Grant, Henry, Jay, Madison, Randolph and Wabash. Second Harvest secures and distributes over 8 million pounds of donated food and grocery products annually. Second Harvest Food Bank supports feeding agencies including food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters. These local organizations provide emergency food assistance to 73,340 hungry Hoosiers, including more than twenty thousand children and nearly 5,200 seniors each year. Second Harvest provides food and grocery items to other charities serving low-income residents, operates Food 4 Kids and the School Pantry Program that provide food to hungry children, and operates the Tailgate Program, a mobile pantry distributing fresh produce and other food directly to people meeting the truck. Second Harvest has a small purchase program to enhance inventory and contract with the State of Indiana to distribute government commodities.