FOOD PANTRY GRANT PROGRAM

 

Our 2020 Grant Program for Food Pantries was made possible by generous support from 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.

Thanks to additional funding from the City of Indianapolis, IHN awarded a second round of grants in late 2020 specifically for projects focused on meeting the increased food need due to COVID-19.

In total, the 2020 Grant Program distributed $114,203 to 37 local food pantries. Our grant recipients are featured below.

Boulevard Place Food Pantry

Award amount: $3000

Funds will be used for an electric pallet jack to increase the pantry’s ability to handle large quantities of food.

Christ United Methodist Church

Award amount: $3200

Funds will be used to replace non-functioning cold storage units in order to  store fresh and frozen foods.

Community Outreach Ministry Eastside

Award amount: $2785

Funds will be used for cold storage, shelving units, and a computer to increase the number of clients served.

Crooked Creek Food Pantry

Award amount: $3427

Funds will be used for cards and an intercom system to increase the efficiency of drive-through pantry. 

Damien Center Food Pantry

Award amount: $1500

Funds will be used for equipment to streamline the client intake process and improve the client experience. 

Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center

Award amount: $2500

Funds will be used to advertise the pantry and streamline client intake.

First Baptist Church Food Pantry

Award amount: $3500

Funds will enable the pantry to serve more people by being open more frequently, increasing food storage space, and moving into a more permanent space. 

God's Bounty Food Pantry

Award amount: $3769

Funds will be used for a refrigerator and freezer, which will improve the pantry’s ability to distribute healthy foods, decrease client wait times, and ensure food safety.

God's Grace Community Church

Award amount: $1800

Funds will be used to increase cold storage capacity and to streamline client intake.

HVAF of Indiana

Award amount: $1363

Funds will be used for tablets and other equipment to streamline and digitize the client intake process. 

Indianapolis Muslim Community Association

Award amount: $2459

Funds will be used for shelving, narrow pallets, and a pallet jack to increase efficiency and increase the number of clients served.

Indiana Youth Group

Award amount: $2000

Funds will be used for cold storage and for materials needed to offer nutrition education and encourage healthy choices.

Interchurch Food Pantry of Johnson County

Award amount: $2500

Funds will be used to improve the pantry’s ability to serve outdoors during the winter and to improve the intake process.

Irvington Community Advocacy Network (ICAN)

Award amount: $400

Funds will be used to increase safety and social distancing due to COVID-19.

James Russell Lowell IPS 51

Award amount: $1000

Funds will be used for carts, shelving, and refrigeration to increase the amount of healthy food distributed and increase efficiency in the pantry.

Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis

Award amount: $2164

Funds will be used to increase food storage capacity, promote healthy options, and increase the amount of food distributed. 

Lakeview Church

Award amount: $4799

Funds will be used for equipment to increase the ability to source and store food.

Light of the World Christian Church

Award amount: $5549

Funds will be used to increase cold storage capacity and to improve volunteers’ ability to move food.

Linwood Christian Church

Award amount: $3500

Funds will be used for chairs, cold storage, a bike rack, and a computer in order to increase capacity and accessibility.

Living Word Baptist Church

Award amount: $2000

Funds will be used to increase cold storage capacity.

Marian University

Award amount: $2500

Funds will increase the number of clients served by advertising the pantry, opening up a second pantry space, and increasing storage capacity. 

Mid-North Food Pantry

Award amount: $6218

Funds will be used for heaters and other equipment to improve the pantry’s ability to serve outdoors during the winter.

Nazarene Missionary Baptist Church

Award amount: $3899

Funds will be used to increase cold and dry food storage capacities.

New Wineskin Ministries

Award amount: $5000

Funds will improve the pantry’s ability to distribute healthy food by repairing their walk-in freezer, without which the pantry has no frozen storage space.

Northside Food Pantry

Award amount: $4800

Funds will be used to increase the pantry’s ability to handle large quantities of healthy food.

Northwood Christian Church

Award amount: $4621

Funds will be used to increase cold storage capacity and streamline client intake

Old Bethel and Partners Food Pantry

Award amount: $3000

Funds will be used to install double-hung windows, which will increase the pantry’s ability to serve outdoors during the winter.

Overcoming Church

Award amount: $3000

Funds will enable the pantry to adopt a client choice model, move into a larger space, serve more clients, and increase the amount of healthy food sourced.

Pride Academy

Award amount: $1000

Funds will be used for freezers and other items to distribute more healthy food and increase the number of clients served.

River of Life Church

Award amount: $3300

Funds will be used to increase cold storage capacity.

Servant's Heart of Indy

Award amount: $2000

Funds will be used for tables, fans, food storage, and other items to increase the pantry’s ability to safely operate during the pandemic.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Award amount: $5000

Funds will be used to purchase a forklift to replace a failing forklift, which will ensure the pantry can continue to operate safely and efficiently. 

Sonny Day Community Center

Award amount: $3000

Funds will be used for shelving, wagons, food storage, and other items needed to expand and improve operations in a larger, more accessible space.

Southeastern Church of Christ

Award amount: $3500

Funds will be used to expand the pantry space, which will increase food storage and  serve more clients. 

Storehouse Food Pantry

Award amount: $3250

Funds will be used to replace the pantry’s dry ice system with a refrigerator for fresh foods. 

Westminster Neighborhood Services

Award amount: $5400

Funds will be used to streamline the intake process and allow for nutrition promotions in the pantry.

Windsor Village Park Family Center

Award amount: $2500

Funds will be used to increase the number of clients able to be served by increasing cold storage capacity.