Thank you for providing food for our neighbors!

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Our food pantry collects bags of food or donated money from our parish to buy food for neighbors who live within the boundaries of the the parishes that support it.
The new pantry is located at 42nd and Boulevard Place.
IHM, STA, CTK, Joan of Arc, St Luke all help to support SVDP Boulevard Place Food Pantry. Our IHM volunteers pass out bags on the third weekend of each month, and deliver food to the pantry each week. Additionally, volunteers transport IHM Junior high students to serve at the pantry and bring any donated food from the school. We hope this provides helpful reminders to remember our food pantry when we are shopping for food. Thank You!

Favorite staples are spaghetti pasta and sauce, soups or stews, canned: meats or meals (chili or ravioli), fruits, jelly, juices or complete ready to eat meals. Please consider donating a bag once a month.

Any questions contact Trinda Metzger at 753-6837 or

If you are interested in working with the 7th and 8th graders by driving them to the food pantry during school hours, please contact Meri Weber 331-9336 or


Delivering collected IHM food to Pantry:  Volunteer time commitment is one Sunday a month. Current volunteers who pick the food up from church each week and deliver to pantry:

Sunday of the Month: (Primary – Secondary)
First: Chris/Mindy Muska – Karen and Dan McNeil
Second: Andy Hazel – Karen and Dan McNeil
Third: Paul Ainslie – Marcia Shields
Fourth: Karen Silcox – Vincent Wehlage
Fifth: Trinda Metzger – Kathy Shields

First alternate or sub: Trinda Metzger, Meri Weber or Karen and Dan McNeil

Please e-mail Trinda Metzger at with any changes that are different from above schedule.

Vounteer at Food Pantry:  Monthly IHM parishioners who volunteer to work serving at the food pantry on regular basis during the open hours at the Boulevard Place Food pantry are:
Paul Ainslie, Larry Dougherty, Pat and Katie Gibbons, Mary Ellen Hahn, Mary McClelland, Trinda Metzger, Charles Wiles, Elizabeth Flynn, Karen and Dan McNeil

(If you are serving and are not listed above, please contact Trinda Metzger)

Pass out Bags after Masses: Volunteers help pass out bags on 3rd weekend of the month after Mass:

After Saturday 5:30 PM mass : Joy and Rich Fay (and Heather O’Brien and family)
After Sunday 8 AM mass: Mary Claire Chapman and family, Andrew Thompson
After Sunday 9:30 AM mass: Claire Tuschong, Candace Mees & family, (Heather O’Brien & family, Charlotte Faris & family, Melissa Grimes & family – each family will alternate every third month)
After Sunday 11:15 AM mass: Kate Buckley, Eileen Johangtes, the high school confirmation candidates (Sept through April)
**We can always use more coverage for all the doors, Marcia Shields prepares the bags with the food need tags for passing out

IHM School Outreach ST. Thomas Food Pantry

IHM Students deliver food from IHM school as well as serve at the pantry every week. Parents voluteer to drive two junior high students to SVDP Boulevard Place Food pantry to serve for an hour each week on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Questions or volunteer information concerning the IHM School Outreach for SVDP Boulevard Place Food Pantry please contact Meri Weber by e-mailing

If you would like to volunteer for our IHM Parish Outreach with SVDP Boulevard Place Food Pantry, or get more information concerning our outreach with the food pantry, please contact Trinda Metzger at or at 753-6837 or Meri Weber at

Please remember St Thomas food pantry while you are shopping each week!
The most needed items are: spaghetti sauce and pasta, pork and beans, jelly and individual meals! Baking supplies, personal hygiene items and canned meats. All items must be unopened and not require refrigeration.

Pantry hours:
Monday (8:30 am – 10:30 am and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
Tuesday (Closed)
Wednesday (8:30 am – 10:30 am and 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm)
Thursday (8:30 am – 10:30 am and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
Friday (8:30 am – 10:30 am)
Saturday (9:00 am – Noon)

Background information on SVDP Boulevard Place Food Pantry
SVDP Boulevard Place Food Pantry is supported by the parishes within the defined boundaries for that correlate with the participating parishes, as well as by community and federal grants.
Clients of the Food pantry live between 34th Street and south bank of the White River and between Michigan Road and Keystone Ave. Recipients are allowed to visit the pantry once per month and receive food for 3 days for their particular family size.

The North Deanery Parishes of IHM, Christ the King, St Joan of Arch, St Luke and St Thomas Aquinas support the pantry by donating food, paper products, personal hygiene items and cleaning supplies and monthly cash.

Volunteers from IHM Parish and IHM school donate food, transport food to the pantry from church or school and work with the clients at the pantry distributing food.