Caring Center Needs - September 2017

  • saltine crackers
  • canned fruit
  • oil
  • sugar
  • carrots
  • spinach
  • peas
  • pineapple
  • pears
  • spaghetti sauce
  • toilet paper
  • diapers size 5 and six

Holiday Food Baskets 2017

It's not too early to start thinking about holiday needs for 2017! Each holiday the Caring Center provides a complete holiday dinner for families in need. You could help by providing a grocery bag filled with some or all of the following food items. (Download/view Holiday Food Basket Flyer - PDF)

Canned Items:

  • Corn
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Fruit
  • Green beans
  • Pork and beans
  • Yams or sweet potatoes
  • Pumpkin pie filling or plain pumpkin
  • Evaporated milk
  • Chicken broth

Staple items:

  • Egg noodles
  • Stove top stuffing or bagged stuffing
  • Cake mixes
  • Jell-o
  • Pudding mix
  • Potatoes
  • Sugar
  • Butter/margarine


  • Turkey, Ham or whole chickens

Volunteers Needed

The Caring Center is in need of volunteers to help with truck pickups on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 am - 5 pm. Contact The Caring Center to volunteer.

Please visit our donations page for more information.

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 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!

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
  • First Saturday of each month - 9 am to Noon

** Closed 4th Thursday of each month for reorganization **

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