Ralph and Marciel Werking Food Pantry @ Northwood

The Food Pantry is open Saturday mornings from 9:30am to 11:30am


The food pantry is open to all zip codes. We ask that you bring a current piece of mail to be registered.

The food pantry @ Northwood is currently funded and staffed in partnership with First Meridian Heights Presbyterian Church and Westfield Friends Church, but is always open and welcoming to anyone wanting to volunteer. Volunteers are asked to arrive 1/2 hour before and stay 1/2 hour after food pantry. If you would like more information about how you can volunteer please contact the church at 317-283-1352.

For information on other food pantries in your area call 211 or go to www.connect2help211.org.

In an effort to provide items not typically supplied by food pantry's, Northwood encourages not only CASH DONATIONS but collection of an "ITEM OF THE MONTH".  In Partnership with First Meridian Heights Presbyterian and Church, Westfield Friends Church, Northwood members and those wishing to donate, we ask for your help in collecting the following items:

Diapers & Toilet Paper are always welcomed donations

September/October: Plain Rice (1 or 2 lb. bag/box; Dish Soap (regular size bottle)                                                    

November/December: Spaghetti (1 lb. box/bag); Men's Razors (disposable) & Women's Hygiene Supplies                  

January/February: Peanut Butter (16 oz jars); Laundry Soap (no giant containers)                                                              

March/April: Canned Pasta (e.g. ravioli, mini-raviolis): Bath Soap (bars)

May/June: Canned Fruit; Toilet Paper                                                                                                                                            

July/August: Laundry Soap; Diapers (newborn thru size 6)

What is Fresh Bucks?

Fresh Bucks helps Hoosier families eat healthy while supporting local farmers. Fresh Bucks is a SNAP incentive program used at Indianapolis area Farmers’ Markets and grocery stores. A SNAP user’s benefits go further by doubling purchasing power, up to $20 on fruits and veggies, nuts and seeds, herbs, mushrooms, and edible plants that you can take home and grow your own produce.

Mobile Pantries

2018 C.A.R.E. Pantry Program has ended

Check back May 2019 for the Summer Program Schedule





Summer Food Service Program

Food that's in when School is Out!

The Summer Food Service Program for 2018 has ended

Check back in the summer of 2019 for locations

Program Mission

The Summer Food Service Program for Children (SFSP) was created to serve nutritious meals to children when National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program meals are not available. To ensure all children receive proper nutrition throughout the year, SFSP reimburses organizations that prepare and serve meals to eligible children during the summer and school vacation periods. To find a location near you click here.