09/28/2020 - 10/18/2020
Thank you to IHM for your incredible generosity and effort in supporting the drive-through food pantry distribution at our neighborhood Food Pantry at Boulevard Place!
You filled approximately 300 bags with an average of 18 to 25 pounds of food.
Boulevard Place Food Pantry officially broke ground for new expansion on July 7, 2020. In attendance was Mayor Hogsett, the pantry president and director, the pantry board, the Butler Tarkington President, some large renovation donors, and was covered by 4 local News stations.
This exciting renovation will add 1500 square foot to the building on the backside of the property. It will enable the pantry to increase waiting room size and shopping area. The pantry has seen consistent growth in patron visits since opening in 2012, from 600 families up to 1000 families a month. It has doubled the allowed visits per month and expanded the areas supported by the churches.
This new space will allow the newly acquired van to back into the new food delivery entrance inside the building so the volunteers can unload the food protected from the weather. Additional renovations will include the office and kitchen areas, as well as improve and increase storage space. Blue Indy has donated some of its office furniture and 3 desk top computers.
Because of continued food needs for our neighborhood food pantry patrons, and the successful drive through process, we will be kick-starting a new summer food drive!
We will be hanging Blue bags with a new food list in the back of church for pickup and delivery to the pantry!
Please fill the bags fully with the following mixes of these items:
Spaghetti/ pasta noodles
Sauces: Marinara or Alfredo
Canned beans any kind/corn
Peanut butter main brands
Rice mix packets
Cookies – 2 per bag
Savory snacks- nuts/cheese
Crackers any kind
Beef stews/ chicken dumplings
Prepackaged meals/ Dinty Moore