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The Caring Center in Lebanon, Indiana, works to stabilize families in crisis and to move those caught in poverty towards self-sufficiency. We are the umbrella organization for programs helping the needy of Boone County, Indiana. As the programs offered have evolved, we have also grown and developed. We are overseen by a Board of Directors, and have an Executive Director charged with supervising these programs and coordinating the caring work of our many volunteers.

We help families and individuals living in generational and situational poverty and those who are food insecure. Services that are available at the Caring Center are food , clothing, personal care items, household items, furniture, etc. (View the monthly needs.) We also offer Transitional Housing, Community Gardens, Cooking Club, Table Talk, Life Skills classes, including Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin'-By-World, and we serve as a Salvation Army Extension Unit.

Food Pantry

The Caring Center serves thousands every year, continuing its mission of distributing food and clothing through the compassionate care of scores of donors and volunteers. The Caring Center can receive and store frozen food, including meat in large quantities. Donations to the food pantry are greatfully accepted. View this month's Caring Center needs.

Transitional Housing

The transition housing program provides a structured, managed home environment with comprehensive case management for families in crisis and at-risk clients. Each family meets weekly to set short and long term goals.

Kids at the Table

Kids at the Table (KAT) is targeted at school aged children on the free/reduced lunch program and provides experiences in health & fitness, homework assistance, games and a nutritional meal. Two locations in Lebanon. Learn more about KAT...

Table Talk

A place to come and talk about food issues that you and your family face on a daily basis. This program will help you manage your food dollars and explore creative ways of cooking, in a "fun hands on way."

About Us

The Caring Center is a multi-program, not-for-profit organization in Boone County, Indiana, serving hundreds of needy families and thousands of individuals annually through the dedication of scores of volunteers.

Classic Reruns

620 Indianapolis Avenue
Lebanon, IN 46052

765.894.6772 (Classic Reruns)


  • Monday - Friday - 11 A.M. to 6 P.M.
  • Saturday 11 A.M. to 3 P.M.

The Caring Center


  • Monday & Wednesday - 8 A.M. to 2 P.M.
  • Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday - 11 A.M. to 5 P.M.
  • First Saturday of each month - 9 A.M. to Noon

** Closed 4th Thursday of each month for reorganization **

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