Food Pantry - COVID-19

Food Pantry During COVID 19

Messiah Lutheran Church Food Pantry, 801 South Green St., Brownsburg, Indiana.

Open to residents of Hendricks County, photo ID required.

Open Every Saturday from 10am – Noon.

Changes During the COVID19 Pandemic:

Temporary Drive-Up Service

During the pandemic, we are serving patrons via drive-up service only. Patrons should stay in their vehicle to ensure social distancing and protection for those in the vehicle as well as food pantry volunteers. Patrons should drive their vehicle up and show photo identification as confirmation of Hendricks County residency by placing it up to the closed window of their vehicle. Patrons can receive food once per month. The volunteer will register family name for their monthly visit and then the vehicle should proceed to the next volunteer who will place the box of food in the trunk and provide further instructions if needed.

Donating Food

We in the Food Pantry have agreed it is time to put a hold on further food donations at this time. We will leave the donation bins at the doors until Friday, July 10th. Thankfully Messiah and the community have been very generous and the pantry is currently FULL! We are out of storage and need to make sure we can distribute what we have prior to expiration dates. As the food pantry has a need for a specific item we will notify the congregation and community. The food pantry is truly blessed!

St. Paul tells us in 1 Timothy 6:18

“Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.”

Thank you Messiah and community for your generosity!

Volunteering to Serve

We encourage individuals and families to help by volunteering to open and work during our Saturday morning distribution. This is a great way to help serve in our community. During the pandemic, we have established and continue to refine our social distancing distribution process for the safety and well-being of all. Operations during Saturday morning distribution requires five adults plus one or two more helpers, which may be teenagers. You can help in this important ministry by going to our interactive website to sign up click here or copy and paste this into your web browser: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AsCAHMYRj181dFJPNkNrVFJ5WWVjbE96Q2pyWDFZX1E&usp=docslist_api

Enter your name under a Saturday date that fits your schedule. If your first choice is full, please feel free to sign up on a different date that has openings. To save your name to the spreadsheet, you must click on another cell in the spreadsheet.

Please contact food pantry manager, Judy Phillips, to find out more or to sign up. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Vickie/Dave Greene or Maren/Jon Jordan.

Additional Information

The members of Messiah have provided this much-needed service to the residents of Hendricks County since 2001. More than 2000 boxes of food have been provided to families annually during recent years.

Mission Statement

We at Messiah Lutheran Church Food Pantry believe we are to be God’s hands and feet in loving service to those around us. We are here with open hands to provide food for families, individuals and anyone in our community who is in need.