Food Distribution

Community Cupboard Hours of Operation:

Monday and Tuesday, 3–5:30 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, 10–12:30 p.m.

Closed Wednesdays, the second Friday of each month and most major holidays. 

User friendly Pantry Experience

  • Client choice, which means you will select your items based on designated categories and quantities.

  • Please park in the north parking lot near the railroad tracks. The parking closest to the building is reserved for cars with Handicapped Parking placards or plates. You may drive your vehicle around to the pantry doors to load once you have been through the pantry.

  • Each household may come once a calendar month. Everyone living in the home is considered one household. 

  • We offer Scholastic Books free, for the children in your family. They are for your children to read and enjoy.

  • Pantry options are based on availability and change daily.

  • Wabash County Transit provides free rides to and from any food pantry in Wabash County.

 

2018 Tailgate Schedule:

2018 Senior Box Schedule:

January 12 January 19
February 9 February 15
March 9 March 16
April 13 April 20
May 11 May 18
June 8 June 15
July 13 July 20
August 10 August 17
September 14 September 21
October 12 October 19
November 9 November 16
December 14 December 21

 

Tailgate Giveaway Events                            Second Harvest

Tailgate food giveaway events are held in the parking lot of the Winchester Center for Wabash County residents in need on the second Friday of every month. Residents should line up by entering the Wabash City Park Hill Street entrance. These Tailgates are made possible by volunteers of the Winchester Center and Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana with financial support from the Community Foundation of Wabash County. Volunteers are needed for the monthly tailgate events. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at Living Well for more information. 

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Senior Supplemental Boxes

To Apply: Call Living Well to schedule an appointment for a benefits review, 260-563-4475.

For those income eligible seniors in Wabash County needing financial assistance, Living Well offers the monthly Senior Supplemental Box. The box contains a variety of food and household items of necessities. Living Well strives to provide the best quantity and quality of items with the given funds. It is our goal to provide a variety of products from month to month which will supplement the senior’s food budget; thus allowing the senior to reduce what they are spending on such items.

Applications for Living Well’s Senior Supplemental Box Program are accepted year-round. The number of program participants is based on available funding. From time to time there is a waiting list. The application requires proof of income, Wabash County residency and age, 60 and above. Participants are subject to recertification periodically, to be determined by Living Well in Wabash County. Ongoing registrations are accepted in Wabash at the Winchester Center which accepts applications Monday – Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. For more information, call (260) 563-4475 and ask for a Benefits Apppointment.

Unless the Winchester Center is closed due to holiday or weather conditions, the boxes are distributed to each participant on the third Friday of each month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the east end of the facility at 239 Bond Street in Wabash. Proof of identification is required each time the boxes are picked up. If a participant is unable to pick up their box, a proxy can be designated in writing. Request a proxy form at Living Well. If a participant does not pick up their box 3 months in a row they can be removed from the program by Living Well.Community Foundation logo

In 2018 the program funding comes through a grant from the Community Foundation of Wabash County.   

 

History

Living Well in Wabash County CoA, Inc. began food distribution during the cheese giveaway days in the 1980's. At that time the Council on Aging and the Wabash County Senior Center were located in the Beacon House on Carroll Street in Wabash. After those early days of the government commodity program, the food distribution transitioned from an entitlement program based on age to a need-based program without age restrictions. With the transition, Living Well in Wabash County CoA, Inc. continued to distribute the government commodities, which requires that the federal and state resources be matched by local resources.

The Community Cupboard Food Pantry at the Winchester Center has been able to meet growing needs through partnerships with the help of generous donors, Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana, Walmart, Kroger, Bob Evans, and Midwest Poultry.

The Community Cupboard Food Pantry's mission: Volunteers will collect and distribute essential food supplies and household items to Wabash County residents with a demonstrated need.

 

 

In accordance with federal law, this organization is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.