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Interchurch pantry provides fans to residents of Johnson County during heat wave

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Posted at 3:14 PM, Aug 22, 2023
and last updated 2023-08-22 15:14:10-04

INDIANAPOLIS — As heat continues to build in Central Indiana this week, Interchurch Food Pantry in Johnson County is offering free fans to anyone who needs them.

The pantry started 40 years ago served about 34,000 families.

The pantry is open five days a week and sees about 150 cars per day.

With assistance from a grant from Duke Energy, the pantry is now offering fans to help residents beat the heat.

Johnson County residents can request the fan by driving up to the pantry and requesting one.

When the pantry brings groceries, they will also bring the fan.

A full list of charities that received grants from Duke Energy to provide fans is below.

  • Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs – $8,000
  • Good Samaritan Network – $5,000
  • Heart of Indiana United Way – $2,500
  • Henry County Community Foundation – $2,500
  • Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation – $5,000
  • Interchurch Food Pantry of Johnson County – $2,000
  • Johnson County Senior Services – $5,000
  • Ohio Valley Opportunities – $20,000
  • Salvation Army, Princeton – $5,000
  • Salvation Army, Shelbyville – $5,000
  • South Central Community Action Program – $5,000
  • United Way of Knox County – $5,000
  • United Way Serving Howard and Tipton Counties – $10,000
  • United Way of the Wabash Valley – $10,000
  • Western Indiana Community Action Agency – $2,000

“Indiana summers can be extremely hot, with August bringing some of the warmest days of the year,” said Stan Pinegar, president of Duke Energy Indiana. “A simple fan can make a difference in avoiding heat-related illnesses and provide our senior and low-income customers with some comfort when temperatures rise.”