FOOD PANTRY GRANT PROGRAM

 

Our 2021 Grant Program for Food Pantries was made possible by generous support from the City of Indianapolis, Corteva Agriscience, and the Marion County Public Health Department (through the CDC’s Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health program). The IHN Grants Committee awarded small grants to food pantries in Marion County for projects that would increase capacity, improve operations, and implement best practices

In total, the 2021 Grant Program distributed $108,000 to 30 local food pantries. Our grant recipients are featured below. Our 2020 grant recipients can be found here

Christ United Methodist Church

Award amount: $3000

Funds will be used for shelves to increase storage capacity of dry goods..

Blessings of Hope

Award amount: $1500

Funds will be used for carts to improve operational effectiveness and for coolers to increase cold storage capacity. 

Brightwood Community Center

Award amount: $4000

Funds will be used for refrigeration to increase cold storage capacity for fresh foods.

Brothers United Wellness Network

Award amount: $3000

Funds will be used to increase storage of healthy foods, improve client choice distribution model, and increase operational effectiveness.

Crispus Attucks High School

Award amount: $2800

Funds will be used for refrigeration to increase cold storage capacity and for shelving to improve client choice distribution model.

Community Outreach Ministry Eastside

Award amount: $2000

Funds will be used for refrigeration to increase cold storage capacity.

Chapel Hill United Methodist Church

Award amount: $5025

Funds will be used to improve the intake process, increase storage of healthy food, and increase operational efficiency.

Chapel Rock Christian Church

Award amount: $3000

Funds will be used to streamline intake and improve client choice distribution model.

Christ Temple Apostolic Faith Assembly

Award amount: $2000

Funds will be used to increase storage capacity for healthy foods and improve operational efficiency.

Christel House

Award amount: $1000

Funds will be used for a freezer to increase cold storage capacity, for yard signs to improve pantry accessibility, and for a cart to improve operational effectiveness.

Crooked Creek Food Pantry

Award amount: $3000

Funds will be used to replace the wheels on heavy duty shelving to improve operational effectiveness.

David Nolan Pantry of Hope

Award amount: $2500

Funds will be used for a motorized pallet jack to improve operational effectiveness. 

Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center

Award amount: $3673

Funds will be used to improve client choice distribution model and to streamline intake. 

First Baptist Community Food Pantry

Award amount: $1035

Funds will be used for refrigeration to increase cold storage capacity.

Flossie K. Bailey Food Pantry

Award amount: $4400

Funds will be used to remodel the pantry space to improve client choice distribution model, and for refrigeration to increase cold storage capacity.

HOPE Worldwide - Indianapolis Chapter

Award amount: $2100

Funds will be used to improve client choice distribution model and to streamline intake.

Helping Veterans and Families

Award amount: $4800

Funds will be used to improve client choice distribution model and increase access to wraparound services.

Indianapolis Muslim Community Association

Award amount: $5080

Funds will be used for a freezer to increase cold storage capacity and for tablets to streamline the intake process.

Linwood Christian Church

Award amount: $5500

Funds will be used for refrigeration to increase cold storage capacity and for electrical rewiring to improve operational effectiveness.

Lut's Pantry at Masjid Al-Mumineen

Award amount: $10000

Funds will be used for refrigeration to increase cold storage capacity and for duct work to improve operational effectiveness and improve food safety practices

Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church

Award amount: $2000

Funds will be used to renovate pantry space to expand the food pantry.

New Spiritual Life Christian Church

Award amount: $6100

Funds will be used for refrigeration to increase cold storage capacity and for shelving units to increase storage of dry goods.

Northside Food Pantry

Award amount: $3000

Funds will be used for lug dollys and lug pans to store healthy food options, for a utility truck to improve operational effectiveness, and for shelving to increase storage of dry goods. 

Popsie's Pantry at Jewish Family Services

Award amount: $2000

Funds will be used for outdoor signage to improve pantry accessibility.

Promise Land Food Pantry

Award amount: $4800

Funds will be used for refrigeration to increase cold storage capacity and for shelving to increase storage of dry goods.

Purpose of Life Food Pantry

Award amount: $1800

Funds will be used for refrigeration to increase cold storage capacity.

Riley Hospital Food Pantry

Award amount: $7160

Funds will be used for a freezer to increase cold storage capacity.

Sharing Place

Award amount: $3000

Funds will be used for a canopy to improve the intake process, and for signs and marketing materials to improve pantry accessibility.

Tuxedo Park Baptist Church

Award amount: $2980

Funds will be used for refrigeration to increase cold storage capacity.

Westminster Neighborhood Services

Award amount: $5747

Funds will be used for a freezer to increase cold storage capacity and for produce bins to improve produce storage.