Caring Center Needs - March 2019
We have moved from the "feast" stage (the holidays) into the "famine" stage (this time of year when our food pantry supplies dwindle). We are completely out of the following items, and any help that you can provide would be very much appreciated:
- Powdered milk
- Pork and beans
- Chili beans
- Pancake mix and syrup
- Diapers size 5 and 6
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.
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!