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Food Pantry

If you need assistance, we can help!

Are you, or somone you know in need of food assistance? The volunteers of Northside Food Pantry welcome you. Come visit us during our shopping hours up to two times per month. We hope you find the Northside Food Pantry to be hospitable, safe, and a good source for a well-balanced diet.

Northside Food Pantry is located on the north side of Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis. 

Beginning November 30, 2021, we are open for inside shopping. Clients receive a number in the the order they arrive, and five clients at a time will be invited to shop in the pantry. Masks are required to visit the food pantry.

Eligibility

Each client must be a resident of Washington Township, living in ZIP Codes 46220, 46228, 46240, 46250, 46260 or North of 38th Street in 46205 or 46208.

What to Bring for the First Visit

An item showing your mailing address, such as a bill or business mail (dated within 30 days.)

Shopping Hours

Northside Food Pantry is open three days a week:

Tuesdays, 12:30-3 p.m.
Wednesdays, 4-6:30 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m.-Noon

Please note: Northside Food Pantry is closed on December 18, December 25, and January 1. On December 15 and December 22, we will have extended hours from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Contact:
The Church Office
(317) 253-6461


Pantry Volunteer Opportunities

We encourage you to consider all volunteer opportunities described below and then sign up online.

Client Intake - You will work outside, giving clients their number in line and intake sheet for when they come inside. This position requires some training.

Client Liason - This job involves assisting clients during their shopping experience inside. Plan to be on your feet 3-4 hours. You will receive on the job training during your first shift.

Data Entry - This job requires special training and is a sit-down job. It involves the use of a computer and the ability to multi-task. If you are interested in this position, please reach out to Lisa Enright to set up training.

Car Loader - You will be working outside helping clients load their vehicles. You may also assist with traffic control.

Food Delivery Processing - This job involves unpacking, sorting and storing food from our various vendors. Food delivery takes place when the pantry is closed to the public. This is a behind-the-scenes job with no food pantry client interaction. You will receive on-the-job training.

Nora Off Loading - This sign up entails helping process our Nora donations. You will weigh, sort, and put away donations. You will receive on the job training.

Contact:
Lisa Enright
LEnright@SecondChurch.org