Indianapolis, IN

How to Receive Food

For Individuals

If you are an individual or family looking for assistance, please contact Indiana's Connect 2 Help hotline by dialing 2-1-1 from any phone. 


For Organizations

Thank you for your interest in becoming a participating agency at Midwest Food Bank - Indianapolis. 


Please note the following requirements for agency participation. If you meet all of these requirements please email a copy of your 501 (c) 3 IRS Letter of Determination to our Agency Coodinator, Don Kakavecos at to begin the process.


  1. Can provide verification of 501(c) 3 status and maintain current requirements
  2. Serve a minimum of 15 families per week
    (Currently we are unable to assist start-up food pantries.)
  3. Have a Director and an Assistant Director
  4. Must have email accounts and computer access for communication and reporting
  5. Maintain freezer and cooler storage to receive frozen and perishable donations
  6. Maintain current basic records
  7. Maintain safe food handling procedures
  8. Must be able to pick-up food 1x per month at our Indianapolis warehouse
  9. Cannot receive more than 40% of their food from Midwest Food Bank
    (We are not to be your only food source.  Agency must be able to document from where they are receiving the other 60%)


** Note: Homeless and/or Residential ministries will only be accepted if they provide housing and supportive programs.

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