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.”
Grand Re-Opening Celebration
On Sunday, June 7, we celebrated our new facility with donors, volunteers, churches, businesses and community members attending. We enjoyed a ribbon-cutting ceremony, tours and refreshments. Thanks to all our guests who made this a special day.
The Pantry has MOVED
The Pantry has moved to 211 Commerce Drive, Franklin, IN (click on “location” above) with its first day of serving families in the new location Monday, April 27. The new facility has more space in order to serve those in need and allows families to select their food off shelves like in a grocery store. Much of the labor and materials to set up the new pantry has been donated or done at cost. There are many volunteer opportunities when the new pantry opens. See below for details.
The Pantry is serving many more people.
The Interchurch Food Pantry served more household visits and more unduplicated households in 2014 compared to 2013.
2014: 12,093 household visits
2013: 8,831 household visits
This is a 37% increase on a year to year basis. Actually though, the increase began in August 2014 when the Pantry began allowing families to visit twice/month rather than once/month. From August 2014 and forward, it’s been a 76% increase. That means on a typical day the Pantry serves 50-70 families and is open 6 days per week.
Unduplicated households are the number of unique families that visited each year, counting each household one time only.
2014: 2675 unduplicated households
2013: 2085 unduplicated households
Frequently, we’re asked what’s needed at the Pantry. We love any food or hygiene items that are donated. In particular, we need:
- Toilet paper
- Canned tuna
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!
Volunteer Opportunities in New Pantry–
- Intake (1:1 meeting with client)
- Shopping assistants
- Receiving donations
- Stocking shelves
- Truck drivers and forklift operators
People who would like to volunteer can do so via “contact us” or email us at email@example.com or call us at 317-736-5090.
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AND WE WILL RECEIVE UP TO 20% OF THE BILL !!!!