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.”
Hope Bike Ride 2014- Saturday, September 20- Scenic bicycle tour, breakfast, lunch, root beer floats, live music, meet interesting and unusual people. Sign up at www.hoperide.org on the Interchurch Food Pantry of J.C. team. Team with the most registered riders earns dollars for their food pantry.
We’re very pleased to have Brent Corey of Sizemore Insurance Agency and member of the Greenwood City Council and professional dancer, Leah Drobot, dancing for our Pantry in the September 26-27 event at the Historic Artcraft Theatre in Franklin, IN. Click here to learn more about the event and to sponsor our dancer.
Crop Walk 2014- Sunday, October 5, 2pm- Fight hunger in the world and your local county by walking 3 miles. Event starts at Grace United Methodist Church in Franklin, IN. Register to walk at your local church or by contacting Interchurch Food Pantry at firstname.lastname@example.org
. click to make full size Chili Cook-Off 2014- The 5th annual Chili Cook-Off will be Sunday, October 12, 2014, 4-7pm at Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church, Greenwood. All proceeds from this event will be used to operate the pantry in order to address hunger in Johnson County.
Restaurants will provide chili for diners to sample and vote on their favorite one. Bid on exciting silent auction items. Enjoy live music and fellowship.
The Interchurch Food Pantry continues to see a significant increase in people needing help with food. In the first 5 months of 2014, 21% more people have been served compared to the same time in 2013.
We’re quite proud to announce that our Pantry has been selected by Gleaners Food Bank to be their Johnson County “Pantry Partner”. This means Gleaners will send more food, including fresh produce, for us to distribute to the hungry in our community.
The Johnson Co. Community Foundation, Inc. provided a $5000 grant towards the purchase of the box truck. In addition, the Vectren Foundation provided a $4000 grant for the box truck.
We had big food drives from the Greenwood and Franklin Post Offices, Turning Point Church, Johnson County Garden Club, Dollar General, Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church and Clark-Pleasant Schools. Big thanks 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. We love any food or hygiene items that are donated. In particular, we need:
- Canned meats
- Breakfast cereal
- Fresh produce from gardens
If you have one of these appliances sitting around unused at home, we would put it to good use.
- Carpet cleaner
Stocking and Receiving- Sort incoming product. We will begin to receive pallet boxes full of canned goods that need to be sorted. This is a new volunteer opportunity for those who enjoy sorting and organizing.
Gleaners Mobile Food Bank- Opportunity for groups or youth to serve on Tuesday, August 5, 3-6pm.
Bus/truck driver & Helper- Help by driving to food banks to pick up product. Helpers are also needed to load and unload.
Distribution table- Prepare orders for clients.
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.
2014 Dine-to-Donates are beginning March 17-18.
20% of your dining bill benefits the hungry in our community, click below