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Free food banks, groceries and pantries Indianapolis and Marion County.

Find details on where and how to get free groceries, meals, and government benefits in Marion County Indiana as well as the city of Indianapolis. The region is served by dozens of food banks, soup kitchens for hot meals and free emergency food pantries. The low-income, seniors and working poor can get help, among others. Find free food pantries and distribution centers near you n Marion County IN below.

In addition to offering groceries, a wide variety of assistance programs, social service type resources, referrals, and other help is provided by the free food pantries near you across the region. Many of the food banks in Indianapolis are open today as well, and every day of the week. Find information below, including phone numbers, addresses and a toll free number at the bottom of the page.

Some locations may have applications for EBT cards or SNAP food stamps or WIC for low income Indianapolis families. Or they can provide children and students with summer meals and snacks or they operate free Meals on Wheels in Marion County.

Of course most of the centers offer perishable items, groceries, meals, and other nutritional support. In addition, some of the food banks in the Indianapolis region will offer clothing, supplies like baby diapers and formula, personal toiletries and much more. Even if a pantry can’t help you or your family, they can oftentimes refer individuals to other local charities. Many centers can even help people apply for government aid, such as SNAP food stamps or WIC.

Where to get free food in Indianapolis IN area

Albert & Sara Reuben Senior and Community Resource Center
Address: 6905 Hoover Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46260. Phone - (317) 726-5450
Many programs are offered for seniors. Learn about home delivered meals for the homebound. They also have information on other resources such as Commodity Supplemental Food Program.

Anna's House, The Lord's Pantry
Location - 303 North Elder Street, Indianapolis, IN 46222. Dial - (317) 631-5504
Meals, case management, clothing, and free food provided.

 

 

 

Billie's Food Pantry
Address:  1754 West Morris Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46221. Phone - (317) 634-7722

Cathedral Kitchen - Saint Peter & Paul Cathedral
1347 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46202, Indianapolis, IN 46202. Call (317) 632-4360
Free hot meals, including to the homeless and unemployed in Marion County IN. There are also Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter dinners. Or get soap, personal toiletries, or a blanket or sleeping bag.

Catholic Charities Indianapolis, Crisis Office
Main office - 1400 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46202. Dial (317) 236-1512
Various social services are offered. Get assistance with basic needs such as food pantry, housing, Christmas meals and gifts, thrift store, and shelter. Children may receive coats, gifts at Christmas, and snacks. Or some limited funds may be available for rent or other bills. More on Catholic Charities Marion County Indiana.

Crooked Creek Food Pantry at Pecar Health Center
6940 North Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268. Phone - (317) 471-9064
Applicants need to be age 55 or greater. Ensure, fruits, calcium products, and other goods are offered.

Jr Dalton, Dalton's Place Food Pantry
3326 West 10th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46222. Dial (317) 955-2581
Holiday meals, Easter baskets, and other assistance is also available in Marion County. There is free shelf-stable food for low-income families, canned meat, perishable items and more. Get pasta, bread, spam, baby formula, paper products and more.

  • Another location is the La Plaza center. It is at 8902 East 38Th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46226. Dial (317) 890-3292.

Bethel Family Worship Center
Address is 24 S Lynhurst, Indianapolis, IN 46241. Call (317) 244-5835
The non-profit has perishable, canned, fresh and nonperishable food. There may also be free baby items, diapers and hygiene supplies to lower income Marion County residents in need.

 

 

 

 

Laeview Church
47 Beachway Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46224. Call (317) 243-9396

IMCA
The non-profit is at 2846 Cold Springs Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46222. Call (317) 296-3723

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church
Address is 1866 N Dexter St. Indianapolis, IN 46202. Main number is (317) 631-5946

Augusta Christian Church - Fellowship Hall
Address is 3445 West 71st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46268. Call (317) 291-1150
The charity runs the Powerhouse International Ministries Client Choice Food Pantry. A limited service area. Groceries, baby formula, dairy supplies, and other help is available. The homeless, gig workers, single moms and others can get free food, as the charity helps the low-income.

Lakeview Church
47 Beachway Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46224. Dial (317) 243-9396

Linwood Christian Church
Food bank center location - 4424 East Michigan Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46201. Call (317) 357-8771 for hours.

Lutheran Child And Family Services, First Trinity Lutheran Church
Main location is 5321 East 42nd Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46226. Dial (317) 546-3085 or (317) 353-6466
A free food pantry is on site. Groceries and items such as vegetables, fruits, milk, canned meats, formula, vitamins or Ensure for the elderly and more. A client choice pantry, which gives people some ability to pick what they need, is on site.

Martin Luther King Community Center
40 West 40Th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208. Primary telephone number - (317) 923-4581

 

 

 

Feed My Sheep - Eagle Creek Assembly Of God
Address: 5901 Lafayette Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46254. Call (317) 328-9872 or (317) 291-9619
A free soup kitchen and food bank are available.

Edna Martin Christian Center
 2605 E 25th St, Indianapolis, IN 46218. Call for intake (317) 637-3776
Regardless of your culture or religion, may offer food assistance, boxes, and meals. Baby formula, supplies, and other serves are available, such as clothing closets, hot meals sites, and government aid.

Tuxedo Park Baptist Church
Location of pantry - 29 North Grant Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46201. Telephone number - (317) 357-8087

Vida Nueva United Methodist Church
2801 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46222. Dial (317) 638-0796 for emergency food boxes and hours.

Westminster Neighborhood Ministries
Address: 445 North State Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46201. Telephone number - (317) 632-9785
Programs are offered for the working poor and low income in Marion and Indianapolis.

Lighthouse Baptist Church
A free pantry and soup kitchen is at 6950 E Raymond St. Indianapolis, IN 46239. Call (317) 359-4275
Get free filling, shelf-stable groceries. Bread, Peanut Butter, Yogurt, Canned Tuna or Fish and more is offered.  A goal is to help people find a place for immediate, crisis food.

Brightwood Community Center
2410 North Station Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46218. Call (317) 546-8200
Low income families can turn to this center for advise and support. Children may receive snacks, and families food and canned goods. Or learn about cash assistance programs for rent, housing, or medical bills.

Greater Morning Star Baptist Church
Location is 519 E 23rd St. Indianapolis, IN 46205. Telephone: (317) 926-1973

Northside Food Pantry at Second Presbyterian Church
Main address is 7700 N Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46260. Telephone - (317) 253-6461

Gleaners Food Bank Of Indiana
3737 Waldemere Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46241. Phone - (317) 925-0191
Works with local Marion County churches, charities, and more. Can provide free food, groceries, and meals to area non-profits. Programs include Feeding America Backpack program, lunches, summer snacks and more. They offer low-income seniors and those on social security free commodities, Meals on Wheels delivery and more.

 

 

 

 

Greater One Way Apostolic Church
Address is 5840 East 16th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46218. Church telephone number - (317) 353-6984

Greater True Gospel Tabernacle
2904 North Temple Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46218. Call (317) 925-0970 or (317) 205-6904

Harvest Prayer Center - Food And Clothing Giveaway
Clothes for work and school can be provided. This is in addition to free food, meals, perishable items, and more.

  • 2333 Lafayette Rd, Indianapolis, In 46222. Call (317) 602-3684
  • 5062 Pike Plaza Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46254. Call (317) 602-3684

ICAN Food Pantry
Location is 111 N Downey AVe. Indianapolis, IN 46219. Main number is (317) 936-9639

Light of the World Christian Church
4646 N Michigan Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46228. Call (317) 254-5922

Indianapolis First Free Methodist Church
Main address - 2024 E 12th St. Indianapolis, IN 46201. Telephone: (317) 638-2628

Chapel Hill United Methodist Church
Location is 963 N Girl's School Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46214. Phone: (317) 241-6163

Saint John's Episcopal Church - Sotrehouse
Pantry location - 5625 W 30th St, Speedway, IN 46224. Call (317) 293-0372

Saint John's Missionary Baptist Church
1701 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202. Dial (317) 636-5775
Some services include shelter, food, clothing, and case management.

Salvation Army Family Services
Various social and family services are offered. They include food pantry and clothing closet, rent assistance and utility bills, and more. Also get help applying for food stamps and public assistance from state of Indiana agencies and Marion County programs. Free holiday food boxes, summer snacks for kids in Indianapolis, and household stuff such as detergent, toilet paper and more is offered. Tehre are multiple food pantry sites.

Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
4625 North Kenwood Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208. Phone number - (317) 253-1461

Saint Vincent De Paul, Indianapolis Society, Saint Vincent De Paul Food Pantry
Address: 3001 East 30th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46218. Call (317) 921-1401
One of the nation’s and Marion County’s leading charities. A number of social service programs are offered, in addition to the free food pantry. Get help with basic needs, clothing, food, and more. Seniors can get home delivered meals, and Venetians may have some money for bills, such as energy.

Bridgeport Central Baptist Church
9039 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46231
Call (317) 247-8950

Centenary Christian Church - Nehemiah Bible Church
Church address: 1035 North Oxford Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46201
Primary telephone number - 317-356-1513

Central Christian Church
701 North Delaware Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(317) 635-6397

Chapel Rock Christian Church
Address of pantry is 2020 North Girls School Road Entrance 10
Indianapolis, IN 46214
Telephone number for intake is (317) 767-4309

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christ Church Apostolic
6601 North Grandview Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Telephone: (317) 255-8761
Receive spiritual guidance and a meal. Breakfast, lunches, and other grocery or food items may be distributed.

Christ Church Of Glory
2809 East 56Th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 255-0299

Christ United Methodist Church
Address of church food pantry - 8540 Us Highway 31 South
Indianapolis, IN 46227
Dial - (317) 882-1549 for hours of food distribution.

Christamore House Family And Community Center
502 North Tremont Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46222
Main phone - (317) 635-7211

Barnes United Methodist Church
Location is 900 West 30th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Phone - (317) 923-9197

Faith, Hope And Love Community - Hope And Love Community
There are multiple locations. They include 40 West 40th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208
5255 Butler Terrace, Indianapolis, IN 46218
1805 West Wilkins Street, Indianapolis, IN 46221, phone (317) 437-2884

Eastern Star Care Center
5719 Massachusetts Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46218
Phone number for hours - (317) 547-5483
The food bank has groceries along with toilete paper, soap, Christmas food baskets, and turkeys at Thanksgiving.

Glory Point - Christ Storehouse
2809 East 56th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 255-0299

 

 

 

Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church
5111 W 62nd Street
Indianapolis, In 46268
(317) 291-6655
A free pantry and clothing closet is partof the Outreach Ministry. th charity goes by Matthew 25:35-36 & 40. This in effect means the following. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.

Church Of Acts
Main address - 3740 South Dearborn Street
Indianapolis, IN 46237
(317) 783-2287
Meals, fruits, vegetables, breads, and other items such as clothing or hygiene items may be administered.

Community Alliance Of The Far Eastside (Cafe)
8902 East 38Th Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46226
Telephone number - (317) 890-3288
Hot meals, including lunches and breakfasts may be served. Families can receive emergency boxes of food, groceries, and other support from the centers as well. Some clothing or information on Indianapolis public food programs may be distributed.

Community Caring And Sharing
2830 South Holt Road
Indianapolis, IN 46241
Call (317) 243-8023
Some limited financial help may be offered, in addition to fruits, breads, infant formula, and household goods. Food boxes and meals are provided to the needy.

Community Church
3332 East English Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46201
(317) 638-4673
In addition to the pantry, the soup kitchen feeds the homeless and runaways.

Community Outreach Ministry Eastside
116 South Muessing Street
Indianapolis, IN 46229
Dial (317) 471-7746 for hours.

Deliverance Temple - Rainbow Of Colors Food Pantry
8600 Meadowlark Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46226
(317) 895-9787
The pantry supports the working poor, disabled, and low income in Marion County. Free groceries, canned goods, rice, frozen food, and other food supplies are distributed.

Divine Direction Christian Church
1733 East 46Th Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46205
Phone number (317) 440-6281
Call for hot or cold meals and other help.

Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center At Crooked Creek
2990 West 71St Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46268
Food bank telephone number - (317) 293-2600
Support is offered for local residents, including clothing, food, baby supplies, and more.

First Baptist Church Of Indianapolis
Address: 8600 North College Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46240
(317) 846-5821
An on site food bank is available for fruits, vegetables, and other government commodity items.

First Free Methodist Church
Food bank location - 2024 East 12Th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46201
Telephone - (317) 638-2628

Fletcher Place Community Center
1637 East Prospect Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203
Telephone number is (317) 636-3466

Forest Manor Multi-Service Center, Forest Manor Food Pantry
5603 East 38 Th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46218. Dial (317) 545-1204
Call for food and hours of the center

  • Another option is at 601 East 17 Th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202. Call (317) 327-7008. The center may offer free boxes of food to qualified Marion County residents. Get help for basic needs, crisis support, baby formula, and information on regional assistance programs.

Hawthorne Community Center, Center For Working Families
70 North Mount Street
Indianapolis, IN 46222
(317) 637-4312
Social services, information on job programs, and boxes of canned foods or surplus government commodities. Rice, breads, frozen fruits, and more is passed out.

Hunger Inc.
1416 East Epler Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46227
Dial (317) 782-3321
Offers hot and cold meals. Learn about meals for your children, and food stamps too.

 

 

 

John H. Boner Community Center
Location 2236 East 10th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46201
Phone number - (317) 633-8210
Supports senior citizens, low income families, children, and others in the community. Ask about home delivered meals too for the homebound.

Jones Tabernacle AME Zion Church
2510 East 34th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46218
Call (317) 547-7828 for free food or meals. Emergency boxes with groceries are offered.

Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center
The locations, as well as the one below, can distribute emergency food boxes. Also get information on government food stamp programs, TANF, and other public aid.

  • Goodwin Community Center Location of food bank - 3935 Mooresville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46221. Telephone (317) 247-5201
  • The second pantry is at 1920 West Morris Street, Indianapolis, IN 46221. Call (317) 639-6106

Metro Baptist Center
Food pantry address is 952 North Pennsylvania Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(317) 687-0075
Some services provide food, Thanksgiving and holiday meals, and more to Marion County families.

Mid-North Food Pantry
3333 North Meridian Street (IN The Basement)
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Dial - (317) 924-7900
Spiritual guidance and food is offered to the needy. Learn about other programs too, like government aid.

Mount Carmel Baptist Church
9610 East 42Nd Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46235
Dial (317) 890-2740

Mount Zion Baptist Church
3500 North Graceland Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Main phone number - (317) 924-4748

New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church
5415 East 34Th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46218
(317) 541-0174
Hot meals, lunches, shelter, and more may be served.

Northside Baptist Church
3021 East 71st Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46220
Telephone number - (317) 255-6692

Northwood Christian Church
The pantry is located at 4550 Central Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46205
(317) 283-1352
Get help regardless of religion or background.

Old Bethel United Methodist Church
8032 East 21St Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46219
(317) 354-8858
The church accepts donations, and food is then redistributed to the low income and needy in the community.

Olive Branch Christian Church, OBCC Food Pantry
101 East Raymond Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225
Phone number - (317) 783-6136
Has a onsite food bank with breads, fruits, perishable items, and more.

Promise Land Christian Community Church
802 Edgemont Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 924-0855

Saint Timothy Episcopal Church, Fishes And Loaves
2601 East Thompson Road
Indianapolis, IN 46227
Church telephone number - (317) 784-6925

Servant's Heart Of Indy
Address - 5602 Elmwood Avenue, Suite 212
Indianapolis, IN 46203
Phone number - (317) 788-9433

Shepherd Community Center
4107 East Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46201
Telephone - (317) 375-0203
Free Thanksgiving, Easter, and Christmas meals or food baskets may be passed out to the poor and needy. This is in addition to regular grocery distribution. Volunteer or donate to the food bank if you can.

 

 

 

 

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church
Address is 3801 Forest Manor Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46226
(317) 545-8253

Southeastern Church Of Christ, Benevolence Ministry
6500 Southeastern Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46203
(317) 352-8753

Trinity Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
Location - 2253 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205
(317) 925-8275

Hope And Help Center
Main address 3312 East English Avenue
Seal Products Building
Indianapolis, IN 46201
Clients, the poor, and struggling families can find everything from groceries to information on USDA programs such as free school lunches. Razors, feminine items, and other supplies may also be offered.

Nations Giving Tree (NGT)
7061 Twin Oaks Drive Suite H
Indianapolis, Indiana 46226
(317) 545-1777
Families need to have kids under the age of 16. The pantry also supports single moms and dads who need food in an emergency.

Additional free food assistance in Marion County

Additional free food pantries and soup kitchens locations operate across Marion County and Indianapolis near you. Call (317) 925-0191 to get information. The centers can provide free food, groceries, meals, and maybe vouchers as well. Many locations can also advise low income families on government programs such as food stamps or WIC.

 

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