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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.”

street address: 211 Commerce Drive, Franklin, IN 46131

mailing address: P.O. Box 147, Whiteland, IN 46184



New Pantry website coming soon:  When you have a minute, go there and sign up for our news updates.   We’ll notify you when the new site launches.  Thank you for sticking with us through this transition!
New Pantry email address:  Please note our email address has changed.  We can now be reached at
Hope Bike Ride 2017
Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 16th and register now to raise money to feed the hungry in our community.  The Hope Ride begins and ends at Hauser High School in Hope, IN with options of riding 13, 25, 50 or 100 miles.  Lots of food, music and fun abound at the event each year.  The first team to register 100 riders wins $2,000 for their local food pantry.  Please help us spread the word.  Register at Save 30% through July 1 with code GOODMOO
Sponsorship Program- Churches, businesses, organizations and individuals are invited to take ownership for a designated period each year to financially support the Pantry.  The sponsorship may be for a half day, full day, week or maybe an entire month.  Your sponsorship goes far to fight hunger in our community.  Please see attached flyer and sign-up form for more information.  Or you can email us at or call 317-736-5090.  A special thanks to all our sponsors listed on the Recognition tab of this website.



Harvest Walk 2017- The Interchurch Food Pantry is proud to announce the date of Sunday, Oct 1, 2pm, for Harvest Walk 2017.  The name has been changed to reflect a slightly different format in which 75% of the funds raised will fight hunger in Johnson County and 25% will be used to fight hunger around the world with a choice of world service organizations.  A 3.1 mile route beginning and ending at Grace United Methodist Church, 1300 E. Adams Drive, Franklin, follows the Franklin trail system into the park and through Franklin College. Participants can walk or run the course.   An alternative short loop is available.  To sign-up, local churches will have registration materials in September and/or you can contact the Interchurch Food Pantry at or 317-736-5090 for registration or questions.  We’d love to have you walk with us this year!


We completed another record year at our 211 Commerce Drive location in Franklin.

211 Commerce picture  Youth group volunteers    shopping area picture


  •  We served more people than ever before.  In 2016, we served households 20,295 times.  This is a 21% increase compared to 2015 and 2-3 times the number of visits in 2013.
  • Our clients continue to tell us they like selecting the food themselves, they like that it’s faster and they say our volunteers are so warm and friendly. They thank us and tell us “God bless you”.
  • Our 100% volunteer staff is dedicated and goes the extra mile to help those in need in our community.
  • Our large warehouse area gives us the ability to receive a variety of donated foods to feed the hungry.  In addition to our major donors of Gleaners and Midwest Food Banks, we benefit from significant food donations from Morgan County Rescue, Wal-Mart and Kroger stores.  Churches, businesses, service organizations, schools and individuals add to our available food allowing us to serve more households while staying within our budget.
  • A very successful capital campaign allowed us to purchase our facility in Jan. 2016 thereby eliminating lease costs and allowing more donated dollars to be used for food purchase.
  • Monetary donations continue to be essential to keep the Pantry doors open, serving the growth in households seeking assistance.

Together, we are alleviating hunger in our community. Imagine… a world without hunger, that’s our vision.


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
  • Peanut butter & Jelly
  • Breakfast cereal and oatmeal
  • 1 gallon ziplock style bags for re-packing bulk product
  • Toilet paper or Paper towels





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