Volunteer with the emergency food system during the COVID-19 pandemic:
If you are healthy and under 60 years old, local food pantries need your help! Community food insecurity is worse than usual, as our neighbors face unemployment and lack of school meals. Many food pantries are run primarily by older, retired volunteers, who are particularly vulnerable to the virus and therefore unable to get involved. If you’re able help, please consider volunteering your time at one of the following food pantries. All of the organizations listed below have taken steps to minimize social contact and to follow CDC recommendations in the pantry (e.g. drive-through pantries, grab-and-go options, and sanitizing protocols). Thank you for your help!
Organizations needing additional volunteer assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic:
Community Outreach Ministry Eastside (COME) at Cumberland United Methodist Church (to volunteer, email Sue)
Harvest Time Food Pantry at Christ Church Apostolic (Volunteers needed on Wednesday evenings from 6 – 8 PM. Email L’Tonya for information.)
Hunger Inc. Food Pantry (to volunteer, email Tom)
International Gateway Community Pantry at New Wineskin Ministries (to volunteer, email William)
Irvington Community Advocacy Network (ICAN) at Downey Avenue Church
Joseph Plan Pantry at Eagle Creek Church of Christ (to volunteer, email Dale)
Mid-North Food Pantry
Servant’s Heart of Indy
St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry
Grocery Fairy is helping to deliver groceries during this time. Visit their website for more information and to volunteer.
Please see our information sheet for information on other ways to support the hunger relief system during this time.