Indianapolis "Pop-up Pantries" served by MFB Indiana
In an effort to provide at-risk families with food during the COVID-19 crisis, Midwest Food Bank Indiana has partnered with several organizations and churches. Together, they are supporting and operating "Pop-up Pantries," off-site food distribution locations in Indianapolis, IN.
"The Indianapolis community is doing what it does best – stepping up to help neighbors who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic," says Mayor Hogsett. "Thank you to the volunteers and community partners for answering the call to service, helping to ensure that the basic needs of our city's families are met during this unprecedented time."
Families will be able to drive up to three distribution sites across the city to receive fresh, nutritious food, free of charge. As time goes on, additional sites may be added. These will be announced in advance of the distribution.
"Midwest Food Bank is prepared to offer any resources available to us to continue to care for Hoosiers in need of food assistance," said John Whitaker, executive director of Midwest Food Bank Indiana. "We count it a privilege to work with city officials to provide a pop-up distribution model for fresh produce."
Residents and affected workers impacted by COVID-19 restrictions should visit the city's resource guide, which can be viewed at indy.gov/covid. Spanish speaking residents can view the resource guide here. Individuals who are unable to navigate the city's website can call 317-327-4MAC between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to talk to a customer service representative.
"This is a perfect opportunity for MFB to live out our mission of sharing the love of Christ by alleviating hunger and malnutrition," says Whitaker.
This agency is so valuable to our community. I volunteered there for several years and really enjoyed working along side John and the rest of the staff. Please donate to this agency to help feed our people in this time of crisis!