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.”
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.
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
The Interchurch Food Pantry continues to see a significant increase in people needing help with food. We served 23% more families in 2014 than the same period in 2013. In August 2014, the Pantry had 1299 families visit, which is our largest month ever. In the past, we averaged 40 families per day and now we’re averaging 60 families per day. Beginning in August 2014, families are able to visit the Pantry twice per month rather than once per month. That has significantly increased the families served. Up through July 2014, we were serving 20% more than the previous year. Since August 2014, we’re serving an increase of 76% more families than the previous year.
A big thanks to Brent Corey of Sizemore Insurance Agency and member of the Greenwood City Council and professional dancer, Leah Drobot, who danced for our Pantry in the Dancing with the Johnson County Stars event September 26-27 event at the Historic Artcraft Theatre in Franklin, IN. We appreciate the sponsors and volunteers who made this a success.
The Interchurch Food Pantry had the most riders in the Hope Bike Ride 2014 on Saturday, September 29, resulting in a $2000 donation to our Pantry to feed the hungry. Our team had 72 riders on the scenic bicycle tour, which included breakfast, lunch, root beer floats, live music, interesting people and a lot of exercise. Thanks to all team members!
A huge thanks to our awesome volunteers who have jumped in to help in every imaginable way to serve the hungry in our community! We’re able to serve others because of the generous volunteers who give their time and energy.
Similarly, a sincere thank you to all our donors who provide funding and food. You’re making it possible to feed the hungry throughout our community.
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 chili and beef stew
- Breakfast cereal
- Toilet paper
- 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 email@example.com or call us at 317-736-5090.
2014 Dine-to-Donates are beginning March 17-18.
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