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 2017, CARE  Mobile Pantries served more than 20,000 households and provided over 350,000 lbs of fresh, healthy produce. The program has been so successful that this year, we expanded to pilot CARE Bags, allowing officers to carry bags of food that will provide 8-12 meals for a family that may need immediate assistance.

Read more about the CARE Bags pilot here.

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New Dates Added!

Weather Permitting

June 4 – August 25

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. (closed July 4th)

Thursdays – 4 to 6 pm            **Christ Our King Church, 2701 N. California St.

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 C.A.R.E. Mobile Pantry?

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For more information about the C.A.R.E. Program, please contact Sloan Shockley, Senior & Mobile Programs Manager, at (317) 925-0191, ext. 165.