A new online tool is now available to help Hoosiers feed their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Indiana’s Food Assistance Availability Map provides locations of local pantries, community kitchens and other food resources.

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration updates the map, which highlights food pantries where Hoosiers can pick up groceries to prepare at home and meal sites that provide packed, ready-to-eat meals.

Some food banks and pantries are also distributing 25-pound boxes filled with a variety of food items, like canned and packaged fruits, vegetables, soups, sauces, noodles, beans, nuts, juices and meats. This is part of the Disaster Household Distribution program offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Nutrition Service.

This service is available through Thursday, May 14, and individuals should contact their local food bank or pantry to determine whether they are participating in the program.

Anyone having trouble getting food, including those who need groceries, can also call 2-1-1 or visit in211.org to connect with local resources.