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IMPD and Gleaners to continue mobile pantries

Posted at 8:20 PM, May 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-17 21:09:35-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- A partnership between Indianapolis police and Gleaners Food Bank will continue into a second year.

Last year, the CARE Mobile Food Pantry served 16,441 households for a total of 62,043 individuals.

The pantries operate in the city's six focus areas: 16th and Tibbs, 29th and MLK, 34th and Illinois, 38th and Sherman, 42nd and Post and New York and Sherman.

They are manned by volunteers from IMPD, IFD and IEMS as well as the community.

“The data we are seeing, and the conversations we have with our young people, continue to show food insecurity is a huge issue, especially during the summer when school is not in session,” Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Chief Troy Riggs said. “Children are telling us they will sometimes turn to petty crime just to try to provide food for themselves and their brothers and sisters. That isn’t something any child should have to worry about. None of our neighbors should have to go without food.”

The mobile pantries will continue through August 27. Dates are locations follow:

  • Mondays - 4-6 p.m. – Mt. Zion Apostolic Church, 4900 E. 38th St. (closed July 4)
  • Tuesdays - 4-6 p.m. - Kroger Parking lot, 2630 W. Michigan St. (across from IMPD Southwest District HQ)
  • Wednesdays - 4-6 p.m. – Eastside Community Baptist Church, 438 Wallace Ave.
  • Thursdays – 4-6 p.m. – Christ Our King Church, 2701 N. California St.
  • Saturdays - 10 a.m. -12 p.m. – Trinity Episcopal Church, 3243 N. Meridian St.
  • Saturdays - 10 a.m. -12 p.m. – Fervent Prayer Church, 10512 E. 38th St.