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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.)

Caring Center Needs - November 2018


Holiday Baskets

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. (Or, donate online to purchase a Holiday Basket).

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

Meat:

  • 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:
    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4baba92fab9-zionsville
  • 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:
    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054ba4ae2faafb6-lmsfood

Please visit our donations page for more information.


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 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.

Classic Reruns

620 Indianapolis Avenue
Lebanon, IN 46052

765.894.6772 (Classic Reruns)

Hours:

  • Monday - Friday - 11 am to 6 pm
  • Saturday 11 am to 3 pm

The Caring Center

1230 Ransdell Court
Lebanon, IN 46052

Hours:

  • 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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