PARK PLACE COMMUNITY CENTER FOOD PANTRY
The Food Pantry is located in the Community Center in the rooms on the right as you come in the door off the parking lot between the Church and the Community Center. It is operated entirely by over 90 volunteers and donations. The hours are from 12:30-2:00 pm Monday through Friday, and 6:30-7:30 pm on Thursday, closed on holidays.
Who we serve:
- Madison County residents who meet income guidelines
- The elderly, many raising their grandchildren
- Young families
- The unemployed or under employed
- The disabled
- The homeless
- Those with no money
We offer food, prayer, listening, nutrition classes, Christmas gift bags, and information for other assistance.
To find other food pantries or community resources, please visit the 211 website.
For more information on how food insecurity impacts the senior community, check out this report prepared by the National Council for Aging Care.
How we serve:
Each week more than fifty-two hours are needed to operate the pantry. We presently have over 30 people working.
How can you serve?
- By donating non-perishable food (Please watch for sale items), money, small toys at Christmas, or toiletries.
- Volunteer to work–we welcome your individual or group support.
- Recycle your paper and plastic bags by bringing them in to the pantry.
Look for the shopping cart in the Sanctuary Lobby for pantry donations! Donations can also be left on the table in the Fellowship Hall in the pantry area.
FEEDING THE HUNGRY
Jesus cared about the hungry and he fed them, thousands of them. Like him, you care about the hungry and you give your money for the purchase of food from Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Indiana, the most cost-saving source of food. And on occasion when you see special food bargains on items not available at the Food Bank, you individually purchase and deliver cases of food to the pantry.
Beverly Pierce, Joe Womack, and Karen Scott, the pantry coordinators, regularly spend thought and time planning and coordinating the ordering of food, preparing worker schedules, and other essential matters needed for the smooth functioning of our church pantry. Tuesday mornings a dedicated team of volunteers from our church and community give their time, thought, and strength to receiving a large shipment of heavy cases of food from the Food Bank. These cases are transferred to storage areas and the distribution site for the pantry visitors. Each week day, Monday through Friday, except holidays, three or four volunteers pleasantly register and assist the pantry visitors. Fridays at noon another group regularly meets to pray for those visitors who have written prayer requests.
Yes, because you care about the hungry in Madison County, you give your gifts, and in doing so you help fee the hungry of Madison County. We cannot feed thousands the way Jesus did, but we can do it in the way he inspires and enables us to do so today, and we thank Him and you for making it possible for the Park Place Church family to be equipped to feed the hungry in this community.