Community Action Relief Effort - CARE

In 2015, former Indianapolis Public Safety Director and Chief of Police, Troy Riggs, outlined a visionary, analytical review of public safety and quality of life.  He shared that hunger is at the foundation of many social issues, including crime. His report showed that many offenses are committed to raise money to obtain food. This understanding compelled Gleaners to develop an education and engagement program to address the hunger issue in each of the six “focus areas.”

In 2018, CARE Mobile Pantries served more than 16,000 households and provided over 320,000 lbs of fresh, healthy produce. The program has been so successful that we expanded to CARE Bags, allowing officers to carry bags of food that will provide 8-12 meals for a family that may need immediate assistance.

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New Dates Added!

Weather Permitting

June 3, 2019 – August 24, 2019

Mondays – 4 to 6 pm              Mt. Zion Apostolic Church, 4900 E. 38th St.

Tuesdays – 4 to 6 pm              Kroger Parking Lot, 2630 W. Michigan St.

Wednesdays – 4 to 6 pm        Save A Lot, 3739 E. Washington St.

Thursdays – 4 to 6 pm            Christ Our King Church, 2701 N. California St. (closed July 4th)

Saturdays – 10 am to Noon    North United Methodist Church, 3808 N. Meridian St.

Saturdays – 10 am to Noon     **Fervent Prayer Church, 10512 E. 38th St.

** Indoor distribution in case of rain.

Interested in volunteering at a CARE Mobile Pantry?