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Basket Countdown

As of 24 December 2018, we have 316 meals/baskets of the 350 that we would like to provide. We can do this!

Your help is much appreciated. Donate a Holiday Basket Online.

Holiday Basket Flyer

Download/view Holiday Food Basket Flyer - (PDF)

Holiday Basket Distribution

Thanksgiving Meals
  • Monday, November 19, 2018: 9am - 2pm
  • Tuesday, November 20, 2018: 12pm - 5pm
  • Wednesday, November 21, 2018: 9am - 2pm
Christmas Meals

Welfare League Meals Distributed at The Caring Center

  • Tuesday, December 18, 2018: 12pm - 5pm
  • Wednesday, December 19, 2018: 9am - 2pm

The Caring Center Meal Distribution

  • Thursday, December 20, 2018: 12pm - 5pm
  • Friday, December 21, 2018: 12 pm - 5 pm

Holiday Baskets 2018

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 your own with the items listed below?

Monetary Donations

Each basket is $50, and we would be grateful for whatever amount that you can donate!

Donate Online for Holiday Baskets

Make Your Own

You can help by providing a grocery bag filled with some or all of the following food items and drop them off at The Caring Center or non-perishable items may be dropped off at Akard True Value Hardware (25 Boone Village, Zionsville, IN 46077).

Canned Items:

  • Chicken Broth
  • Corn
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Evaporated Milk
  • Fruit
  • Green Beans
  • Pumpkin Pie Filling or Plain Pumpkin
  • Yams or Sweet Potatoes

Packaged Items:

  • Butter/Margarine
  • Cake Mixes
  • Egg Noodles
  • Jell-O
  • Potatoes
  • Pudding Mix
  • Sugar
  • Stuffing


  • Turkey, Ham or Whole Chickens

Distribution Volunteers

• Thanksgiving Help •

We are in need of volunteers who can lift and carry 10 - 20lbs to help load food baskets in cars when being picked up the week of Thanksgiving (Monday, November 19 and Tuesday, November 20, 2018).

Sign up to help distribute Thanksgiving baskets.
• Christmas Help •

We are in need of volunteers who can lift and carry 10 - 20lbs to help load food baskets in cars when being picked up the week before Christmas (Tuesday-Thursday, December 18-20, 2018).

Sign up to help distribute Christmas baskets.

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 am to 6 pm
  • Saturday 11 am to 3 pm

The Caring Center

1230 Ransdell Court
Lebanon, IN 46052


  • Monday & Wednesday - 8 am to 2 pm
  • Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday - 11 am to 5 pm
    • Note: closed on 3rd Tuesday of each month for Senior Mobile Food Pantry
    • Note: closed 4th Thursday of each month for reorganization
  • First Saturday of each month - 9 am to Noon

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