The “Come-To-Me” Food Pantry opened its doors on October 17th, 2007, as an outreach ministry of Fishers United Methodist Church. Since then the Food Pantry has grown into a community-wide effort helping to feed thousands of individuals and families in Hamilton County. Our goal continues to be to show love and care to those in need by providing once per month a week’s supply of food and personal care items. So far over 1.6 million pounds of food and personal care items have been distributed! It has been an amazing blessing to see the many ways God is providing for this ministry, and how people’s lives our being transformed by the love of Christ.
HOURS OF OPERATION
The food pantry is open each Wednesday from 1:00-7:00pm.
Please note: If there is a 5th Wednesday in the month, the food pantry is closed.
The food pantry is located in the Fishers UMC Fellowship Hall building which sits in the south parking lot of the church (9691 E. 116th St.) Individuals and families should enter through the front doors of the building off of Oak Drive. The food pantry is wheelchair accessible.
INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES IN NEED OF FOOD ASSISTANCE:
How Often Can I Receive Food Help? Individuals and families may receive food assistance one time per month on Wednesdays from 1:00-7:00pm.
What Is Required to Receive Help? A Photo ID and proof of Hamilton County residency (utility bill) are the only required documentation for Pantry services. Income statements or referrals are not needed.
What Do I Receive? A full weeks worth of food (breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks), laundry, and personal care products are provided to each individual and family.
WAYS YOU CAN HELP CONTRIBUTE TO THIS IMPORTANT MINISTRY:
*Regularly donate food and personal care items.
SEPTEMBER FOOD PANTRY NEEDS:
Canned sloppy joe
Cheese/peanut butter crackers
Granola or breakfast bars
*Tour the pantry and help sort incoming food. This can be either a group or individuals. Tasks will be geared for size of group/age.
*Serve as a Pantry Family Advocate for a 2-hour shift on Wednesdays (training is provided – serve each week or 1 week per month).
*Share information about the food pantry with anyone in our community who is in need.
WHERE & WHEN TO DROP OFF DONATIONS:
Donations may be dropped off:
*Outside of the Church Office in the Food Pantry Donation Box (Enter through Door #1) on Monday through Friday from 9:00am-4:30pm.
*Inside Door #4 anytime the church building is open. Place donations in the food pantry donation box
*At the food pantry on Wednesdays between 9:30am and 7:00pm. Simply give the donations to any of our volunteers.
*Give monetarily here and use the designated food pantry line.
Thank you very much for all of your donations! (*Don’t forget The “Come to Me” Food Pantry is a 501(c)(3) organization, so your donations are tax deductible.)
The food pantry would not be able to help so many people without the generosity of so many groups and organizations such as:
Holy Spirit Geist
Noblesville 1st United Methodist
Emmanuel United Methodist
Geist Christian Church
New Hope Church
Fall Creek Township
Reynolds Farm Equipment
Hamilton Southeastern High School
Brooks School Elementary
Lantern Road Elementary
Cumberland Road Elementary
Kindercare – 96th and Lantern
Christ the Savior – Preschool (Noah’s Ark)
Hamilton County Girl Scouts
Boy Scouts – Troop 109
Learn about a young girl making a difference in the lives of those who are hungry in Fishers.
Watch one of our special volunteers being surprise by Hamilton county Tourism.
The Rotary Club of Fishers has been a faithful supporter, learn about them giving Here.