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.”
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.
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
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!
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 317-736-5090.
2014 Dine-to-Donates are beginning March 17-18.
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