Caring Center Food Pantry Needs - March 2020
Important Updates as of 3-30-20
Delivery to Elderly and Sick in Lebanon on Tuesdays
We have a volunteers who will be delivering pre-boxed food on Tuesdays to the elderly and sick living within the city limits of Lebanon. 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 Mondays by calling The Caring Center (765-482-2020).
Food Pantry Information
Needs Update 3-30-20: We are running low on tuna, and it has been added to our needs list. Donations can be dropped off at our drop off locations at The Caring Center or Akard True Value Hardware 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.
NOTE: Starting 3-16-20, in addition to the pre-boxed food mentioned below, we will be handing out extra items to families with children. We now need even more of these items: boxed cereal, applesauce, apple juice, crackers, peanut butter, jelly, chicken noodle and tomato soup (these items are also listed below).
Beginning Friday, March 13, 2020, The Caring Center will have pre-boxed food for pickup at The Caring Center during normal hours of operation until further notice. Looking for the list of items that we need? See below for the latest list of items that we need for the Food Pantry. Please watch this space and our Facebook page for updates. Thank you!
Please help us with donating the following items or consider a monetary donation.
- medium size boxes
- paper and plastic bags
- potatoes (instant or fresh)
- loaves of bread
- boxed cereal
- apple juice
- peanut butter
- chicken noodle soup
- tomato soup
- chili beans
- tomato juice
And these are the top 10 items that we always need for our pantry:
- apple juice
- canned fruit
- macaroni and cheese
- peanut butter
- canned tuna or chicken
- vegetable oil
- 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:
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."
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
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!