"2005 Food Bank of the Year"
In 2005 Feeding America (then known as America's Second Harvest) conducted a "compliance audit" of Community Harvest Food Bank as a requirement of the Feeding America affiliation agreement. Such audits are conducted every two years "to ensure the highest standards are being maintained in the interest of the individual food bank, Feeding America, and the Feeding America Network as a whole."
Not only did Community Harvest pass the audit with flying colors ("No items of non-compliance were found.") but the Feeding America Field Services representative who conducted the audit said, "I will undoubtedly take along some of the best practices I learned from your staff and share them with others in the network during my travels." Later in 2005, Feeding America went further in commending Community Harvest Food Bank by naming it the 2005 Food Bank of the Year.
Community Harvest is not only the smallest food bank to ever receive this honor, we are the only Indiana food bank to receive this national recognition! We have an active and involved board of directors, hard-working and committed staff, and a wide network of member agencies who work tirelessly to distribute food to those who need it.