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Caring Center Food Pantry Needs - August 2021

Monthly Needs

The needs list has been updated as of 8-3-21: Donations can be dropped off at our drop off locations during normal business hours, 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 help us by donating the following items:

  • crackers
  • ravioli
  • grape jelly
  • spinach
  • orange juice
  • tomato paste
  • pineapple
  • granola bars
  • bleach

And these are the top 10 items that we always need for our pantry:

  • apple juice
  • applesauce
  • canned fruit
  • cereal
  • macaroni and cheese
  • peanut butter
  • canned tuna or chicken
  • vegetable oil
  • sugar
  • spaghetti sauce

COVID-19 Information for The Caring Center

We are 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.

Deliveries to Elderly and Sick in Lebanon

The Caring Center will do deliveries to the sick and elderly living within the city limits of Lebanon once a month on the first and second Tuesdays of the month (but exceptions may be made for emergency situations). Deliveries will take place from noon-3 pm on Tuesdays, 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).

Boone County Senior Mobile Food Pantry - 3rd Tuesday of Every Month

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. Learn more about the Boone County Senior Mobile Food Pantry.

Please visit our donations page for more information.

Drop Off Locations

Did you know that we have several locations where non-perishable food and needs can be dropped off? Visit our Donations page for a list of drop-off locations. Perishable food must be dropped off at The Caring Center during regular hours of operation.

Baby and Homeless Kits

Baby and Homeless Kits are projects for individuals or groups of any age (families, service clubs, scouts, youth groups, church groups, etc.) that will help those in our local community. Download this file to see what to include and then drop off the completed kits at The Caring Center or one of our drop-off locations.

Holding a Food Drive?

A food drive is a way for a group to collect items for the families that are at risk of hunger. A group typically collects non-perishables, such as canned goods, and boxed items from the community. This is a simple yet practical community service initiative. Here are the "Easy Steps for a Successful Food Drive."

Worth While Kids Service Project - June 2015

End Child Hunger in America

Learn more by watching this video. (Kid President with an important video. You have to wait for it after #1 reason to like summer.)

Additional Ways to Support The Caring Center

Kroger Community Rewards

Kroger Community RewardsThe Caring Center has partnered with Kroger with Kroger’s Community Rewards Program. Go to your local Kroger store and secure a Kroger Rewards Card.

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!

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.

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620 Indianapolis Avenue
Lebanon, IN 46052

765.894.6772 (Classic Reruns)


  • Monday - Friday - 11 am to 6 pm
    • NOTE: closed on second Monday of each month for deep cleaning and reorganizing
  • 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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