Right now in Indiana, 1 out of every 6 Hoosiers is struggling with hunger. Here at the Richland Township Food Pantry, we seek to provide nutritious (and tasty!) food to families in our community facing economic hardship. Through partnerships with Agency 10 on Aging and the Hoosier Hills Food Bank, we offer Richland residents a wide range of grocery items to choose from.
By giving clients more control over their food options, we see a decrease in wasted food as well as an increase in client satisfaction. All residents of the township are welcome to use the pantry; please wait 30 days between visits, due to the large volume of clients. Also try to bring plastic or reusable bags for food.
Please bring a valid photo ID and additional proof of residency from the last 30 days (for example, a water bill or piece of junk mail with your name and address) with you EVERY TIME you visit the pantry in order to receive assistance. The pantry is located here at our office at 416 South Park Street in Ellettsville.
WE NEED MOST:
- cooking oil of all kinds
- pancake mix (especially the just-add-water kind!) and syrup
- mayo, ranch, ketchup, mustard, jelly and other condiments
- canned meals (chili, ravioli, Manwich, etc)
- chili beans
We also do our best to provide emergency hygiene items for families experiencing emergencies.
Here's what we need most right now:
- laundry detergent
- dish soap
- diapers (especially sizes 3, 4, and 5)
- paper towels
- toilet paper
2017 Thanksgiving and Holiday Baskets
This year was a tremendous success! We were able to provide more than 100 local families with healthy, filling meals (and hopefully ease the burden of the holidays).
Special thanks to everyone who helped make Thanksgiving a success. We could not do what we do without you!