The Interchurch Food Pantry of Johnson County Indiana
works to alleviate hunger in Johnson County.
Matthew 25:35 “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty
and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.”
The Pantry is serving more people.
The Interchurch Food Pantry continues to see a significant increase in people needing help with food. Since August 2014, the Pantry served 82% more people per month than in 2013. To better serve those in need, the Pantry changed its policy in August to allow families to visit twice/month rather than once/month. The Pantry also expanded its hours to be open every Saturday in addition to weekdays. Word of mouth and other communications are bringing new families to the Pantry every day. These things have resulted in growing those served from 40 families per day in 2013 to 70 families per day now.
Frequently, we’re asked what’s needed at the Pantry. We love any food or hygiene items that are donated. In particular, we need:
- Canned chili and beef stew
- Breakfast cereal
- Toilet paper
- Any box or canned goods
Volunteers- The Pantry is unique in being staffed totally by volunteers, no paid staff. A sign at the Pantry captures “Volunteers are not paid not because they are worthless but because they are priceless.” We couldn’t do what we do without each and every one of our volunteers!
- Receiving and stocking
- Truck driving
- Truck unloading
- Preparing orders- distribution
- Intake and reception
People who would like to volunteer can do so via “contact us” or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 317-736-5090.
2014 Dine-to-Donates are beginning March 17-18.
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