Are you or your family in need of support from one of the food pantries in Hancock County? Would you like to donate your time, food or money to one of our local pantries? Read on for a round-up of the many local agencies offering support to the food insecure in Hancock County. And don’t forget that if you are in need of more support than one of these pantries can offer, our Healthy365 Support Navigators are here to connect you with the resources you and your family needs.
Hancock County Food Pantry
The Hancock County Food Pantry is located at 741 1/2 S. SR 9 in Greenfield. This pantry offers a wide variety of food distribution hours including Monday from 1-2:30 and 5:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday from 9-10:30 a.m. or 6-7 p.m., and Wednesday or Thursday from 7-8 p.m. If you would like to donate canned or perishable food items to the pantry, you can visit on Monday from 8-10 a.m. or any of the distribution hours above. The Hancock County Food Pantry is a 100% volunteer organization, so they are always looking for new volunteers to help stock shelves, assist clients, pick up food donations and more.
Gleaners Mobile Food Pantry
Gleaners Food Bank, in partnership with the Hancock County Food Pantry, hosts a monthly mobile food pantry at Fortville Christian Church at 9450 N 200 W in Fortville. They also host a senior mobile food pantry at the Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds. Mobile Pantries carry an average of 7,500 pounds of food (or about 6,250 meals). Thanks to the Gleaners refrigerated box trucks, individuals and families can pick up not just nonperishable food here, but also fresh produce, frozen meats and dairy. The Fortville mobile food pantry visits the fourth Saturday or each month from 10 a.m. to noon.
Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen
First opened in 2009, the Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen is dedicated to serving the Sheep of Jesus Christ regardless of their race, religion, gender, orientation, medical diagnosis, mental capacity or criminal history. Located at 202 East Main St. in Greenfield, they offer prepared carry out meals from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 5-7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Their donation wish list changes from season to season, but they are most often in need of bottled water and specific to-go containers since they are currently only open for carry out.
Main Street Food Pantry
Gateway Community Church of Fortville hosts the Main Street Food Pantry at 115 N. Main St. in downtown Fortville. They are open to serve residents of Fortville and the surrounding areas every Tuesday from 1-3 p.m., as well as the third Saturday of each month from 9-11 a.m. If you would like to get involved or learn more, you can contact the food pantry coordinator via email.
Groceries of Grace Food Pantry
Cross of Grace Church hosts a food pantry called Groceries of Grace, located at 3519 S 600 W in New Palestine. Unique to this food pantry is the option of homegrown seasonal produce, grown in the on-site Grace Garden and tended by church volunteers. The pantry also accepts non-perishable food donations, which are accepted anytime, as well as replenished by church attendees on a quarterly basis on fifth Sundays. If you’d like to learn more or receive food from the pantry, contact the church during office hours between 8 a.m. and noon, Monday through Thursday.
Wellspring Center Food Pantry
The Wellspring Center is an organization that offers whole-person care to individuals and families struggling with the effects of mental health or addiction. Wellspring is located at 1551 East New Rd. in Greenfield. Their food pantry offers temporary grocery assistance of nonperishable food to qualified families. Hours of operation are Monday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday noon to 7 p.m.
Fortville Area Resource Mission
One of the newest food pantries in Hancock County is the Fortville Area Resource Mission, which was created in 2020 as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They are located at 9450 N 200 W in Fortville. An official Gleaners site, they are open weekly for walk-through food distribution on Tuesdays from 12:30-2:30 p.m. (as well as a prepackaged option for those who reduced contact). Their doors open at 11:30 for a time of small group and prayer as well. This mission looks forward to growing its reach as time goes on, with hopes to include services like counseling, addiction recovery and employment support.
Vineyard Mount Comfort Food Pantry
The food pantry ministry of Vineyard Community Church at Mount Comfort offers food assistance to those in need on the first Wednesday of each month from 12:30-2:30 p.m. and the third Sunday from 1-3 p.m. This pantry is located at 1672 N 600 W, Greenfield or you can contact the church at 317-894-3280 to learn more.
Life Choices Care Center
If you are caring for an infant, you know that the necessary supplies can get expensive. Life Choices Care Center is able to provide parents and families in need with items like baby formula, bottles, baby food and diapers to ease the journey of caring for a newborn. Life Choices Care Center is located at 1454 N. State St. in Greenfield, and their hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Greenfield Blessing Boxes
Blessings Boxes are small community pantries accessible 24/7 for anyone in need, part of a nationwide movement spreading goodwill. Here in Hancock County, they are maintained by local nonprofits, churches and private citizens. Blessing Boxes can be filled with nonperishable food items, as well as toiletries, diapers and other household items. You can find Greenfield Blessing Boxes at the following locations:
- Greenfield Elks Lodge, 820 S. State St
- Greenfield Police Station Lobby, 116 S. State St
- Maple’s Mobile Home Park, 547 Pratt St
- Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 1009 S. 100 E.
- Riley Park Tennis Court, US 40 and Apple Street
- Southwest Corner of Pennsylvania and South Streets
Contact a Support Navigator
Are you facing a need greater than one of these food pantries in Hancock County can offer? Healthy365 and our team of Support Navigators are here to help. We can help with an empty gas tank, financial planning and assistance, medical issues, mental health or drug addiction and much more. Our Navigators do more than handing people a list of available resources, we’ll walk alongside you to connect your family to the necessary resources for all of life’s challenges. Contact us today online or at 317-468-4231 to learn more.