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.
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.)
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
The Church Office
Pantry Volunteer Opportunities
We encourage you to consider all volunteer opportunities described below and then sign up online.
Client Intake - Working outside, you interact with the client at their vehicle to gather information, so volunteers can shop for their needs. This position requires some training.
Client Liason - This job involves shopping for clients off their shopping lists. Plan to be on your feet 3-4 hours. For your first time, please sign up as a Client Liaison Trainee.
Once you feel comfortable with the job, you can sign up for one of the regular client liaison spots.
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.
Car Loader - This is an outside job where you take the groceries gathered and place them into the client's vehicle with little to no contact.
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.
Please schedule two on-the-job training sessions prior to working alone.