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Caring Center Needs - February 2020

February is one of the "food desert" times at The Caring Center, so we have 29 ways that you can "Show Some Love" by donating these items in February.

Note: we are completely out of these items:

  • tomato juice
  • apple juice
  • crackers

Help us by donating these items in February (download the list in PDF format):

  1. jelly
  2. peanut butter
  3. pancake syrup
  4. pancake mix
  5. macaroni and cheese
  6. canned fruit
  7. tomato juice
  8. canned tuna
  9. cake or brownie mix
  10. jar of applesauce
  11. sugar
  12. canned pineapple
  13. chili beans
  14. box of crackers
  15. apple juice
  16. package of oatmeal
  17. package of pasta
  18. spaghetti sauce
  19. chicken noodle soup
  20. tomato soup
  21. canned corn
  22. canned mixed vegetables
  23. canned carrots
  24. canned green beans
  25. chili powder/taco seasoning
  26. vegetable oil
  27. baby food
  28. box of cereal
  29. boxed potatoes

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

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.

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:

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.

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
  • 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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