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.”
A marked increase in people seeking food stepped through our doors during the final 3 months of 2013, 14% more than the prior year. Clients shared stories about the changes in SNAP, unemployment benefits and a still challenging job front.
Did you know that the Pantry publishes any weather closings on Channel 8 & 13? We are often open on days that schools are closed because people still need to eat despite the weather.
Our wonderful friends who generously donated dollars and/or food throughout 2013. You’ll find a list of the major churches and organizations who contributed in the past year in the “Recognition” tab. In addition, we have individuals who give generously on a regular basis. Thanks to all!
Our most unique donation leading up to Christmas was from an Eagle Scout, Caleb Brown, who made and donated 168 decorated Christmas trees. These brightened the holidays for many families. The Bargersville First Christian Church brought over 800 wrapped presents while Caterpillar made festive baskets, and a Brownie troop stuffed stockings. These gifts bring a smile to all!
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!
Frequently, we’re asked what’s needed at the Pantry. At this time, we need:
- Toilet paper (we’re wiped out)
- Shampoo & toothpaste
- Powder laundry detergent
- Dishwashing detergent
- Cleaning supplies
Product re-packaging- Help by breaking down product such as laundry detergent, diapers or bulk breads into smaller packages for clients.
Bus/truck driver & Helper- Help by driving to food banks to pick up product. Helpers are also needed to load and unload.
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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