Important Updates as of 11-21-20
COVID-19 Information for The Caring Center
We are now seeing families in the food pantry with these guidelines:
- Masks are required.
- Take a number from the roll and watch for number to light up in window.
- Only one person in building per family (no children are allowed in the building at this time).
If alternate arrangements are needed call 765-482-2020.
Holiday Information for The Caring Center!
Looking for The Caring Center Holiday information? Sign up forms and listings of activities for the holidays are available. Thank you for all your support!
We Are Accepting Non-Food Pantry Donations!
We are now able to accept non-food pantry items again. Please review our donation information.
Classic Reruns Is Open!
Deliveries to Elderly and Sick in Lebanon
We have volunteers who deliver pre-boxed food to the elderly and sick living within the city limits of Lebanon. Deliveries will take place from noon-3 pm on the first Tuesday of the month (exceptions may be made for emergency situations), and the boxed food will be left at the front door (the volunteer will not enter the home). Orders for the pre-boxed food must be placed by the end of day (2 pm) on the Monday before by calling The Caring Center (765-482-2020).
Food Pantry Information
The needs list is current as of 10-8-20: Donations can be dropped off at our drop off locations (all locations are accepting donations) during normal business hours (please check their Facebook pages or websites for COVID-19 restrictions), or you can purchase online (using your favorite online shopping method) and ship directly to The Caring Center (1230 Ransdell Court, Lebanon, IN 46052). OR, you can make a donation online.
Please visit our Needs page for the needs list and ways to help.
Saturday, December 12, 2020 - Santa's House Calls - Santa’s House Calls will take place on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at YOUR HOME! He will be making house calls between 9am and 5pm. Once registration is closed, you will be provided an hour time slot in which to anticipate his arrival. Spaces are extremely limited so reserve your house call today! Learn more...
Through December 2020 - Holiday Basket Drive - Each holiday season (Thanksgiving and Christmas) The Caring Center provides complete holiday dinners for families in need. We would like to fund 350 baskets this year. Can you help with a donation for a holiday basket or make a basket for us? Learn more...
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - Boone County Senior Mobile Food Pantry - Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc. in partnership with The Caring Center is providing a once a month mobile food pantry open to all seniors age 55 and over on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. NOTE: the location for this pantry will be at the Boone County Fairgrounds (1300 E 100 S, Lebanon, IN 46052), due to COVID-19 restrictions. Learn more...
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - Boone County Senior Mobile Food Pantry - Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc. in partnership with The Caring Center is providing a once a month mobile food pantry open to all seniors age 55 and over on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. NOTE: watch this space for location updates due to COVID-19 restrictions. Learn more...
Who We Are
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.
The Caring Center serves thousands every year 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.
Feeding Our Future
Feeding Our Future is the partnership with The Caring Center and other local community organizations to meet the needs of children facing poverty and food insecurity. Learn more about Feeding Our Future.
The Caring Centers distributes clothing to families in need through the Clothing Closet and offers clothing and other household items through the Caring Center's retail shop, Classic Reruns.
The Caring Center transitional housing program provides a structured, managed home environment with comprehensive case management for families in crisis and at-risk clients. Learn more about transitional housing.
Additional Ways to Support The Caring Center
Visit smile.amazon.com/ch/31-1188383 and Amazon donates to The Caring Center.
Kroger Community Rewards
Then go online to register for the program at kroger.com/communityrewards and list “The Caring Center “as your organization. The Caring Center’s Organization Number is RG213. (Note: this is a new number as of January 2019)
Kroger will donate money back to The Caring Center each quarter based on purchases tied to registered cards. Tell your friends and family to sign up too!