Lutheran Child and Family Services


The Sharing Place serves individuals and families of all ages in Marion County who need emergency food assistance or fall below the poverty line and meet the income guidelines set by TEFAP.

Clients are able to receive food once a month, must present proof of residency every visit, and must reside in one of the following zip codes:

An additional service provide at The Sharing Place is clothing for children newborn - 18 years of age.

One time a month, you may receive up to 2 outfits per child in your household. An outfit consists of a top and a bottom or a dress. (Subject to change based on availability of sizes)

One time per year you may receive the following for each child:

The Sharing Place Food Pantry:

The Sharing Place is a material assistance program providing free food & clothing to families in need. Located in Lawrence Township, on the far East-side of Indianapolis, the Sharing Place is staffed by volunteers recruited from the community and local congregations. 

Proof of Residency within the zip codes listed on the left is required at each visit. A piece of mail dated within the last 30 days meets this requirement.

6501 Sunnyside Road
Indianapolis, IN 46236
Please enter through Door 5

Operating Hours:CLOSED all recognized holidays
CLOSED the last 2 weeks of December and 1st week of January
Mon, Tues, Thurs ~ 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm
Tues ~ 6pm-8pm
2nd Saturday of the month ~ 10am-12pm


Additional Community Outreach programs by Referral ONLY:

Ready, Set, Learn!

Thanksgiving Bag's
(sponsored by Schneider Trucking)

The Christmas Store
(sponsored by Lilly Endowment, Meijer & Hamiton County Thrivent)



These programs are made possible due to the following:


Gleaners Food Bank

Midwest Food Bank

Lawrence Hunger Coalition

Interfaith Hunger Initiative

Red Box





Sharing Place at MSDLT

1525 N. Ritter Avenue ~ Indianapolis, IN 46219 ~ 317.359.5467
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