Caring Center Food Pantry Needs - January 2021
Food Pantry Information
The needs list has been updated as of 1-3-21: Donations can be dropped off at our drop off locations 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.
Please help us with donating the following items or consider a monetary donation.
- pancake mix
- apple juice
- tomato juice
- chili beans
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
COVID-19 Information for The Caring Center
We are seeing families in the food pantry with these guidelines:
- Masks are required.
- Take a number from the roll and watch for number to light up in window.
- Only one person in building per family (no children are allowed in the building at this time).
If alternate arrangements are needed call 765-482-2020.
Deliveries to Elderly and Sick in Lebanon
The Caring Center will do deliveries to the sick and elderly living within the city limits of Lebanon once a month on the first Tuesday of the month (but exceptions may be made for emergency situations). 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 the Monday before by calling The Caring Center (765-482-2020).
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.
Be Thankful Donation Calendar
Looking for a thoughtful way for your family to share the Holiday season? How about The Caring Center's "Be Thankful Donation Calendar (PDF)?" Each day, starting November 1st through Thanksgiving, your family can add a non-perishable food item from the list to a box. Once the box is filled, drop it off at The Caring Center or one of our drop-off locations, and your family will have helped a Boone County family in need.
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!