Nearly 10,000 households with 33,000 children contacted Connect2Help™ 2-1-1 specifically for food help in 2011. According to Connect2Help, calls from seniors in the Indianapolis area increased 93% in the last three years. Utility bills, housing and food issues were the top three senior call needs. Emergency food from food pantries and questions about food stamps increased 76% and 42% respectively.
Services are free and confidential and will help someone get the information they need about food. Connect2Help 2-1-1 is a non-profit organization supported primarily through philanthropic dollars. They connect people with hundreds of human service agencies available throughout Central Indiana.
Connect2Help 2-1-1 serves Marion County (Indianapolis) and the surrounding counties (Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Morgan and Shelby) 24 hours a day. Connect2Help 2-1-1 also provides overnight, weekend and emergency backup for other 2-1-1 Call Centers around the state of Indiana.
Visit connect2help.org for more information on their services or to find the nearest food available to you.