This ministry began 1997 to assist Reverend Lucious Newsom in his ministry to provide food and other necessities to underserved populations of Indianapolis.  Lucious passed away in the summer of 2008, but his ministry continues in Indianapolis and at IHM. The ministry is known as The Lord’s Pantry. Contact Info Here

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The primary activity of the ministry is the collection of food from several donor grocery stores, and the transportation of the food to “Anna’s House”, a community center on the near northwest side of Indianapolis. Immaculate Heart helps The Lord’s Pantry with fundraising, sponsorship of needy families at Christmas time as well as gathering school supplies for disadvantaged students. The IHM group meets formally only on occasion, and members alternate every Saturday morning with distribution at “Anna’s House.”

How can I contribute to the Lucious Newsome Ministry (The Lord’s Pantry)?

There are many ways a person or family can participate in helping The Lord’s Pantry. Here are several:

Distribute food to needy people at Anna’s House on any Saturday morning
For IHM middle school students
Pickup of food donated by grocery stores
Solicit NEW grocery stores
Direct donations of food
Food donations can also be made for the Anna’s House Children’s Pantry
Cash donations to the Lord’s Pantry
Help in IHM's Community Garden
Adopt a needy family for Christmas
Thanksgiving dinner for needy families
Provide medical care

Directions from IHM to Anna’s House, home of The Lord’s Pantry:

Take Washington Blvd. south to 46th and turn right.
From 46th Street, Turn left at Capital Avenue.
Take Capital Avenue downtown and turn right on Michigan St.
Drive through IUPUI campus.
At end of campus, turn left onto White River Parkway.
Go to right side of street, turn right before West Side Bait Shop on Vermont.
Go past railroad tracks, and turn left at next street.
Go one block. Across street to right is grassy lot or park on the street. Anna’s house is across the street at 303 Elder Street.