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 2013 Chili Cook-off was Sunday, October 13. The winners were:
First place- Aunt Judy’s Country Kitchen
Second place- Richard’s Kitchen & Market
Third place- Ann’s Restaurant
A huge thank you to everyone that made it a success including the nine restaurant donors, numerous silent auction donors and volunteers. A special thank you to our 2013 cook-off sponsors:
Platinum Sponsor: Sertoma Club of Greenwood
Gold Sponsor: L.D. Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
Bronze Sponsors: Johnson County REMC and Kiwanis Club of Franklin
Sponsors: Beck Automotive, Cedar Lane Family Dentistry, Crane Federal Credit Union, Electro-Spec, Findley Auctioneers, Franklin Insurance Agency, Franklin Window & Door, Heartland Community Bank, Heineman State Farm, Henderson Drugs, Johnson Heating & Cooling, MainSource Bank, Maurer Surveying, Mutual Savings Bank, Primary Grounds, Ray Skillman, Stones Crossing Dentistry and Storen Financial.
The 2013 Crop Walk was Sunday, October 6. Thanks to everyone who walked or pledged funds to feed the hungry in our community and the world. We appreciate your support!
Happy 30th Anniversary to the Interchurch Food Pantry! We celebrated 30 years of service in Johnson County on Sunday, August 25, 2013. Complimentary food & drink, live music, tours and fellowship were shared by volunteers, churches, organizations and community members.
Expanded hours of operation. Beginning August 2013, we have added one weekend and one weeknight to our regular hours in order to serve additional individuals and families. Therefore, our hours are now:
Monday through Friday, noon-3pm
2nd Saturday each month, 9am-noon
4th Tuesday each month, 6-8pm
DINING TO DONATE
We’ve completed our 2013 dine to donates. Thanks to the restaurants and diners, we are able to purchase more food for the hungry in our community.
Hope Ride 2013 was Saturday, September 21
Congratulations Pantry! The Interchurch Food Pantry had the most riders register on its team, 70 riders, earning a $2000 donation to our Pantry. Thanks to all who rode for us.
Operation: Save our Food
The Pantry kicked off a capital project to upgrade its warehouse storage warehouse with the goal of raising $19,500 by spring 2013. We are pleased to announce that the goal of $19,500 has been raised thanks to the churches, companies and organizations listed below.
The final donation to achieve the goal was a $4,300 grant by the Community Impact Fund, Shaul Family Fund, Kay and Bob Heiskell Family Fund, Max Carter and Iris Lucille Hardin Fund, Charles F. Deppe, MD Fund and Jim and Mary Barnaby Family Fund of the Johnson County Community Foundation. A special thank you to the Johnson County Community Foundation for making this possible.
Bluff Creek Christian Heartland Machine
Community Congregational Church Hopewell Presbyterian Church
First Baptist Church of Greenwood Johnson County Community Foundation
Franklin Community Church Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church
Franklin Elks Prince of Peace United Church of Christ
Friendship Baptist Church Providence Christian Church
Grace United Methodist Church
A big thank you to the above for their support!
WE WANT TO THANK
Corporate and Community Organization Donors- We want to thank the companies and community organizations that have supported the Pantry through monetary donations. They include:
Ally Financial Branigin Foundation
Caterpillar Foundation Crane Credit Union
Duke Energy Franklin Lodge Elks
Franklin Rotary’s Hogroast Franklin Kiwanis Club
Good Cheer Fund Heartland Bank
Heartland Machine & Engineering Indianapolis Power & Light Co.
Meijer Seratoma of Greenwood
Food Drives- We also want to thank many generous groups that have recently sponsored food drives for the Pantry. Their generosity allows us to feed the hungery in Johnson County. They include:
Ray Skillman Ford Greenwood Park Mall
The Artcraft- Cans for Cartoons Amcor Corporation
Franklin Family Denistry Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
Franklin College G&H Orthodontics
Johnson County REMC Whiteland High School & Middle School
A big thanks to Grace United Methodist Church who provided 400 bags of potatoes to the Pantry. In addition, we thank S.S. Francis and Clair Church and Mt. Pleasant Christian Church for providing Thanksgiving baskets to Pantry clients.
Churches and Individuals- And finally, we’d like to thank all the churches and individuals that have supported the Pantry throughout the year. It’s greatly appreciated!
Pantry Cookbooks- The Pantry continues to sell a delightful collection of recipes with proceeds directly benefiting the hungry in Johnson County. Cookbooks are available during Pantry operating hours for $5.00. They make ideal gifts.