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Food

Programs

Bags of Hope

Provides food for homebound residents each month.

Client must have a working phone. Salvation Army will call client before delivery and client must answer.

Location

Salvation Army

Address

I

Phone Number

(812) 372-7118

Hours

CALL:
Mon 10am-12pm
Tues 1pm-5pm
Wed and Thurs 9am-12pm
DELIVERY:
Last Wednesday of each month

Eligibility

Living in Bartholomew County; cannot access the food pantry due to homebound restrictions

Intake Procedure

Call to speak with Case Manager. Must provide name, address, telephone #, and reason for delivery.

What To Bring


Fees

Additional Languages

Salvation Army

812-372-7118

2525 Illinois Avenue

Columbus

IN

47201

Bear Pantry

Food pantry available to BCSC students and their families.

Location

Taylorsville Elementary

Address

9711 Walnut Street

Taylorsville

IN

47280

Phone Number

Hours

1st and 3rd Tues of each month 3pm-6pm

Eligibility

Bartholomew County residents; BCSC students and their families

Intake Procedure

Walk-in; enter through Door 1

What To Bring

Fees

Additional Languages

Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation

812-376-4234

1200 Central Avenue

Columbus

IN

47201

Blessing Box

Blessing Boxes are stocked with non-perishable food items, basic toiletries, baby supplies, and anything else that might be considered a blessing to someone who finds themselves in need. Items are anonymously donated and anonymously received and available at any time day or night.

Location

Hartsville Church of Christ

Address

160 N Washington Street

Hartsville

IN

47244

Phone Number

Hours

Eligibility

Intake Procedure

Walk up, take what you need, leave what you can

What To Bring

Fees

Additional Languages

Website

Hartsville Church of Christ

160 N Washington Street

Hartsville

IN

47244

Blessing Box

Blessing Boxes are stocked with non-perishable food items, basic toiletries, baby supplies, and anything else that might be considered a blessing to someone who finds themselves in need. Items are anonymously donated and anonymously received and available at any time day or night.

Location

Bartholomew County Public Library

Address

536 Fifth Street

Columbus

IN

47201

Phone Number

Hours

Eligibility

Intake Procedure

Walk up, take what you need, leave what you can

What To Bring

Fees

Additional Languages

Website

Bartholomew County Public Library

812-379-1255

536 Fifth Street

Columbus

IN

47201

Blessing Box

Blessing Boxes are stocked with non-perishable food items, basic toiletries, baby supplies, and anything else that might be considered a blessing to someone who finds themselves in need. Items are anonymously donated and anonymously received and available at any time day or night.

Location

Hope Volunteer Fire Department

Address

103 Aiken Street

Hope

IN

47246

Phone Number

Hours

Eligibility

Intake Procedure

Walk up, take what you need or leave what you can

What To Bring

Fees

Additional Languages

Website

Hope Volunteer Fire Department

103 Aiken Street

Hope

IN

47246

Blessing Box

Blessing Boxes are stocked with non-perishable food items, basic toiletries, baby supplies, and anything else that might be considered a blessing to someone who finds themselves in need. Items are anonymously donated and anonymously received and available at any time day or night.

Location

First Christian Church Youth Center

Address

541 Fourth Street

Columbus

IN

47201

Phone Number

Hours

Eligibility

Intake Procedure

Walk up, take what you need, leave what you can

What To Bring

Fees

Additional Languages

Website

First Christian Church

541 Fourth Street

Columbus

IN

47201

Blessing Box

Blessing Boxes are stocked with non-perishable food items, basic toiletries, baby supplies, and anything else that might be considered a blessing to someone who finds themselves in need. Items are anonymously donated and anonymously received and available at any time day or night.

Location

Hope Moravian Church

Address

202 Main Street

Hope

IN

47246

Phone Number

Hours

Eligibility

Intake Procedure

Walk up, take what you need, leave what you can

What To Bring

Fees

Additional Languages

Website

Hope Moravian Church

202 Main Street

Hope

IN

47246

Ethan's Table Blessing Box

Blessing Boxes are stocked with non-perishable food items, basic toiletries, baby supplies, and anything else that might be considered a blessing to someone who finds themselves in need. Items are anonymously donated and anonymously received and available at any time day or night.

Location

Anderson Community Center

Address

421 McClure Road

Columbus

IN

47201

Phone Number

Hours

Eligibility

Intake Procedure

Walk up, take what you need, leave what you can

What To Bring

Fees

Additional Languages

America & Roby Anderson Community Center

812-799-7910

421 McClure Road

Columbus

IN

47201

Food Pantry

The Salvation Army offers a food pantry to provide nutrition and other necessary items to families. A typical visit provides a three-to-five-day supply of nutritionally balanced groceries.

The pantry supplies nonperishable food and dry pantry goods, with a focus on balanced grains, canned vegetables and fruits, proteins, and pasta. Knowing that these may only provide short-term relief, we also provide resources to help provide longer-term food support, plus access to different food bank locations.

Location

Salvation Army

Address

2525 Illinois Avenue

Columbus

IN

47201

Phone Number

(812) 372-7118

Hours

Mon 10am-12pm
Tues 1pm-5pm
Wed and Thurs 9am-12pm

Eligibility

Bartholomew County residents who have not visited the pantry in the last 15 days

Intake Procedure

Walk-in

What To Bring

Photo ID, names and dates of birth for everyone in the household

Fees

Additional Languages

Salvation Army

812-372-7118

2525 Illinois Avenue

Columbus

IN

47201

Food Pantry

Food pantry available to Flatrock or Hawcreek township residents.

Location

Community Center of Hope.

Address

543 Washington Street

Hope

IN

47246

Phone Number

(812) 546-4499

Hours

Tues 8:30am-Noon
Other hours as needed by calling to request

Eligibility

Flatrock or Hawcreek Township resident

Intake Procedure

Walk in up to two times/month

What To Bring

Proof of residency

Fees

Additional Languages

Community Center of Hope

812-546-4499

543 Washington Street

Hope

IN

47246

Food Pantry

The Food Pantry is one of the main facets which Love Chapel uses to ensure that the people of the community are provided with basic necessities.

Location

Love Chapel

Address

292 Center Street

Columbus

IN

47201

Phone Number

Hours

Mon-Sat 9am-12pm
First Mon of each month 3pm-6pm (2nd Mon in September)

Eligibility

Bartholomew County residents may visit one time per month and may return every 7 days for produce/bread only.

Intake Procedure

Take a number and wait outside; volunteers will call numbers to come in and register

What To Bring

Proof of residency dated in the last 30 days for EACH TIME YOU VISIT (bill, paystub, prescription bottle, etc.)

Fees

Additional Languages

Love Chapel

812-372-9421

292 Center Street

Columbus

IN

47201

Hot Meal Sites

Hot meals are offered throughout Bartholomew County on a daily basis thanks to partners across the community. Please go to website for up to date information with location times.

Location

Address

Various locations

Columbus

IN

47201

Phone Number

Hours

Site times vary, please visit the website for up to date information.

Eligibility

Intake Procedure

Walk in

What To Bring

Fees

Additional Languages

Love Chapel

812-372-9421

292 Center Street

Columbus

IN

47201

Indiana SUN Bucks

SUN Bucks is a new program to help families buy food for their school-aged children during the summer. Families will get $120 for each eligible child to buy groceries during the summer. Children who get SUN Bucks can still participate in other summer meal programs.

Location

Address

Phone Number

Hours

Eligibility

See website for guidelines

Intake Procedure

Complete online application via website

What To Bring

Fees

Additional Languages

Family and Social Services Administration

800-403-0864

2330 Poshard Drive

Columbus

IN

47203

Little Free Pantry

Blessing Boxes are stocked with non-perishable food items, basic toiletries, baby supplies, and anything else that might be considered a blessing to someone who finds themselves in need. Items are anonymously donated and anonymously received and available at any time day or night.

Location

The Warsh House

Address

3995 Williamsburg Way

Columbus

IN

47203

Phone Number

Hours

Eligibility

Intake Procedure

Walk up, take what you need, leave what you can

What To Bring

Fees

Additional Languages

Website

The Warsh House

3995 Williamsburg Way

Columbus

IN

47203

Meals on Wheels

Offers weekday meal delivery at a low cost for homebound individuals.

Location

Address

900 Lindsey Street

Columbus

IN

47201

Phone Number

(812) 376-9241

Hours

Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Eligibility

Intake Procedure

Call to register

What To Bring

Fees

HOT LUNCH: $6.30 each or $31.50 per week;
HOT LUNCH and SACK SUPPER: $10.50 each or $52.50 per week (Hot lunch includes a meat dish, two sides, salad, dessert and drink. Sack supper includes a cold sandwich, fruit, dessert and drink. Meals are served Mon-Fri, and are not delivered on weekends or major holidays.)

Additional Languages

Mill Race Center

812-376-9241

900 Lindsey Street

Columbus

IN

47201

Mobile Outreach Pantry

Outreach pantry where families can receive their full pantry food without going to to the pantry on Center Street.
These outreach pantries are offered each week in a different part of the county. The amount of food received will equate with what a family would have gotten by coming to both the main pantry and the mobile.

Location

Elizabethtown United Methodist Church

Address

200 Washington Street

Elizabethtown

IN

47232

Phone Number

Hours

1st Tuesday of each month 4:30-6:30 pm

Eligibility

Bartholomew County resident

Intake Procedure

Walk-in; one person from each household (address) may visit the main pantry OR an outreach pantry each month

What To Bring

Proof of residency dated in the last 30 days for EACH TIME YOU VISIT (bill, paystub, prescription bottle, etc.)

Fees

Additional Languages

Love Chapel

812-372-9421

292 Center Street

Columbus

IN

47201

Mobile Outreach Pantry

Outreach pantry where families can receive their full pantry food without going to to the pantry on Center Street.
These outreach pantries are offered each week in a different part of the county. The amount of food received will equate with what a family would have gotten by coming to both the main pantry and the mobile.

Location

Bethel Baptist Church

Address

142 Deaver Road

Columbus

IN

47201

Phone Number

Hours

3rd Tuesday of each month 4:30pm-6:30pm

Eligibility

Bartholomew County resident

Intake Procedure

Walk-in; one person from each household (address) may visit the main pantry OR an outreach pantry each month

What To Bring

Proof of residency dated in the last 30 days for EACH TIME YOU VISIT (bill, paystub, prescription bottle, etc.)

Fees

Additional Languages

Love Chapel

812-372-9421

292 Center Street

Columbus

IN

47201

Mobile Outreach Pantry

Outreach pantry where families can receive their full pantry food without going to to the pantry on Center Street.
These outreach pantries are offered each week in a different part of the county. The amount of food received will equate with what a family would have gotten by coming to both the main pantry and the mobile.

Location

Hope Town Square

Address

Southside of Hope Town Square

Hope

IN

47246

Phone Number

Hours

4th Tuesday of each month 3-5 pm; NO pantry in December

Eligibility

Bartholomew County resident

Intake Procedure

Walk-in; one person from each household (address) may visit the main pantry OR an outreach pantry each month

What To Bring

Proof of residency dated in the last 30 days for EACH TIME YOU VISIT (bill, paystub, prescription bottle, etc.)

Fees

Additional Languages

Love Chapel

812-372-9421

292 Center Street

Columbus

IN

47201

Mobile Outreach Pantry

Outreach pantry where families can receive their full pantry food without going to to the pantry on Center Street.
These outreach pantries are offered each week in a different part of the county. The amount of food received will equate with what a family would have gotten by coming to both the main pantry and the mobile.

Location

Taylorsville United Methodist Church

Address

1361 Tannehill Road

Taylorville

IN

47280

Phone Number

Hours

2nd Wednesday of each month 2-4 pm

Eligibility

Bartholomew County resident

Intake Procedure

Walk-in; one person from each household (address) may visit the main pantry OR an outreach pantry each month

What To Bring

Proof of residency dated in the last 30 days for EACH TIME YOU VISIT (bill, paystub, prescription bottle, etc.)

Fees

Additional Languages

Love Chapel

812-372-9421

292 Center Street

Columbus

IN

47201

Nutrition Services

The Senior Nutrition program provides nutrition for both the physical body and the entire person. We provide a comprehensive meal service that increases the well-being of participants by serving meals that contain nutrition and aging adult needs to sustain health and wellness.

Our meal sites also provide educational topics and activities that promote the physical, economic, mental, social, and physiological well-being of the participants. Each month there is a different health and nutrition topic that is covered, which correlates to the health and well-being of older adults. We also provide opportunities for socialization through a variety of activities. While the exact schedule varies at each site, there are activities such as games, bingo, conversation and health checks.

Location

Armory Apartments

Address

646 Franklin Street

Columbus

IN

47201

Phone Number

(812) 341-6823

Hours

Mon-Fri 11:30am-12:30pm

Eligibility

Age 60 and older

Intake Procedure

Call 24 hours in advance to reserve a meal

What To Bring

Fees

Additional Languages

Thrive Alliance

(866) 644-6407

1531 13th Street Suite G900

Columbus

IN

47201

Pride Food Pantry

IUC has its own on-campus food pantry located in the CLC in The Landing room 1211. The Pride Pantry is free and open to all current students, staff, and faculty members at IUC, as well as the Columbus community.

Location

IU Columbus

Address

4555 Central Avenue

Columbus

IN

47203

Phone Number

Hours

Mon-Thurs 10am-4pm

Eligibility

IU Columbus students and Bartholomew County residents

Intake Procedure

Go to Columbus Learning Center in the landing for pick up

What To Bring

Fees

Additional Languages

IU Columbus

812-348-7390

4601 Central Avenue

Columbus

IN

47203

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides food assistance to low and no income people and families living in the United States. It is a federal aid program administered by the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, however, distribution of benefits occurs at the state level. In Indiana, the Family and Social Services Administration is responsible for ensuring federal regulations are initially implemented and consistently applied in each county.

Location

Address

2330 Poshard Drive

Columbus

IN

472013

Phone Number

(800) 403-0864

Hours

Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm

Eligibility

Call for information

Intake Procedure

Walk-in to local office for computer access OR visit the website to apply OR call to request an application be mailed to you

What To Bring

Call for information

Fees

Additional Languages

Family and Social Services Administration

800-403-0864

2330 Poshard Drive

Columbus

IN

47203

Senior Food Pantry

The Salvation Army extends a food pantry service, offering essential nutrition and other necessary items to families. During a typical visit, recipients receive a three-to-five-day supply of nutritionally balanced groceries.

Location

Salvation Army

Address

2525 Illinois Avenue

Columbus

IN

47201

Phone Number

812-372-7118

Hours

2nd Tues of each month 9am-11am

Eligibility

Living in Bartholomew County; age 55 or older

Intake Procedure

Walk-in

What To Bring

Photo ID; something to put food in

Fees

Additional Languages

Salvation Army

812-372-7118

2525 Illinois Avenue

Columbus

IN

47201

Summer Meals for Kids

USDA works closely with states to ensure that children who receive free or reduced-price school meals can get the nutrition they need when schools are closed for summer break. Through USDA's summer meal programs, approved sites in communities across the country serve meals and snacks to kids 18 and younger at no cost. Families can use the Summer Meals for Kids Site Finder to find directions to nearby meal sites, as well as their hours of operation and contact information.

The Summer Meals for Kids Site Finder was developed by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to help children, families, and others quickly and easily find summer meal sites near them. The site finder is a free, web-based application that also works on tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices.

Location

Address

Phone Number

Hours

12pm-1pm, May 28-Jul 26 @ Bartholomew County Public Library
7:30am-8:30am & 11am-1pm, May 28-Jul 26 @ Columbus North High School
11am-1pm, May 28-Jul 26 @ Heritage Heights
7:30am-8:30am & 11am-1pm, May 28-Aug 2 @ Central Middle School
11am-12pm, May 28-Aug 5 @ Foundation for Youth
1:30pm-2pm, Jun 10-Jul 26 @ Donner Center Shelter

Eligibility

All children 18 years of age and under

Intake Procedure

What To Bring

Fees

FREE for children 18 years and under

Additional Languages

USDA

317-290-3100

5975 Lakeside Boulevard

Indianapolis

IN

46278

Summer Munch Bags

Students Fund of Hope and Community Center of Hope have partnered to help fight food insecurity through the summer!

Summer Munch Bags are available for pick up with easy make and eat items for youth.

Location

Address

Phone Number

812-350-2526

Hours

Mondays 11a-12p

Students Fund of Hope (321 Washington Street, Hope)
June 3rd, June 17th, July 1, July 15, July 29

Community Center of Hope (543 Washington Street, Hope)
June 10, June 24m July 8, July 22

Eligibility

Intake Procedure

Walk in on Mondays or call to arrange delivery

What To Bring

Fees

Additional Languages

Website

Community Center of Hope

812-546-4499

543 Washington Street

Hope

IN

47246

WIC (Women, Infants & Children Nutrition Program)

WIC is a federally-funded nutrition program that provides benefits, nutrition counseling, and community referrals to pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children under five years of age in Bartholomew, Clark, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott, and surrounding Indiana counties.

WIC is designed to improve fetal development, reduce the incidence of low birth weight and premature births, reduce maternal and childhood anemia, and promote breastfeeding.

Location

Address

1531 13th Street, Ste. G450

Columbus

IN

47201

Phone Number

(812) 379-1557

Hours

Mon 11am-7pm
Tues-Fri 9am-5pm

Eligibility

-Pregnant women
-New moms (up to six months after delivery)
-Breastfeeding moms (up to one year after delivery)
-Infants
-Children under the age of five
-You must live in Indiana and meet income guidelines.

Intake Procedure

Call to schedule an appointment

What To Bring

1) Photo ID
2) Proof of address
3) Proof of income OR proof of Medicaid, SNAP, or TANF benefits

Fees

Additional Languages

New Hope Services

Healthy Families: 812-314-2243 WIC: 812-379-1557

1531 13th Street, Ste G450

Columbus

IN

47201

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