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."
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.)
Caring Center Needs - December 2018
The Caring Center's goal is to provide 350 Holiday Food Baskets this holiday (Thanksgiving and Christmas) season.
You can help with our goal 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).
(Or, donate online to purchase a Holiday Basket. Any amount is much appreciated.)
- Chicken Broth
- Cranberry Sauce
- Evaporated Milk
- Green Beans
- Pumpkin Pie Filling or Plain Pumpkin
- Yams or Sweet Potatoes
- Cake Mixes
- Egg Noodles
- Pudding Mix
- Turkey, Ham or Whole Chickens
Volunteers Needed for Holiday Food Distribution
• 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.
Volunteers Needed for Food Rescue Programs
The Caring Center participates in 2 local food rescue programs:
- The Caring Center needs volunteers to pick up food from Boone Meadow Elementary (5555 S Main St.,
Whitestown, IN 46075) on Tuesdays and Fridays. The contact person is Amy Deinlein at 317-873-2226 ext 14104. Food needs to be picked up between 2-2:30 pm (or other arrangements made with Amy). It is normally one cooler full. Volunteers will transport the food from Boone Meadow Elementary to The Caring Center. (The Caring Center is open until 5 pm on those days.) If you can help, sign up on the SignUpGenius page at:
- The Caring Center needs volunteers to pick up milk from the Lebanon Middle School on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:45 pm as part of the food rescue program. It is normally one cooler full of milk, and The Caring Center will provide the coolers. Volunteers will transport the milk from the school to the Caring Center. If you can help, sign up on the SignUpGenius page at:
Additional Ways to Support 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 57403.
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!