Ralph and Marciel Werking Food Pantry @ Northwood
The Food Pantry is open Saturday mornings from 9:30am to 11:30am. (excluding holidays)
The food pantry @ Northwood is currently funded and staffed in partnership with First Meridian Heights Presbyterian 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 Church, Northwood members and those wishing to donate, we ask for your help in collecting the following items:
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 with Meat (e.g. spaghetti O's, Mini-raviolis): Bath Soap (bars) May/June: Canned Fruit; Toilet Paper July/August: Chunk White Chicken in water (5 oz cans); Diapers (newborn thru size 6)
During the Months of October, November & December the Food Pantry collects $25 gift cards to hand out to food pantry clients for Thanksgiving and Christmas in an effort to supplement for the added expense of holiday dinners.
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.
2017 C.A.R.E. Pantry Program
The Gleaners mobile food pantry has concluded for the 2017 season.
Please check back June 2018 for the mobile food pantry schedule.
Summer Food Service Program
Food that's in when School is Out!
The Summer Food Service Program has ended for 2017
Please check back in June 2018
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.