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Sharing Place Food Pantry

Sharing Place Overview

The Sharing Place Food Pantry is a material assistance program which provides food for families residing in an eleven zip code service area in Marion and Hancock Counties, Indiana.

The Sharing Place is staffed by our wonderful and talented volunteers recruited from the community and local congregations.

Clients are eligible to receive food two times per month. Food assistance services do not require a referral, but do require proof of residence at each visit, such as a piece of mail from the last 60 days with current address.

Led by our amazing network of local churches, the Sharing Place is able to offer home delivery service to a limited number of homebound individuals once per month. Please contact us at 317-760-0420 for more details. 

The Sharing Place is located at 6501 Sunnyside Road, Indianapolis, IN 46236. (Inside the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township Education and Community Center - Please enter through Door Five)

The Sharing Place is generally open the following dates/times:

  • Mondays – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Tuesdays – 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Thursdays – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • 2nd Saturday of every month – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Sharing Place Food Pantry will be open normal days and hours with the exception of the days listed below:

  • Monday, December 25, 2023 through Friday, January 5, 2024 - Christmas and New Years
  • Monday, January 15, 2024 -  MLK JR. DAY      
  • Monday, February 19, 2024 - Presidents' Day 
  • Monday, March 25 through Sunday, March 31, 2024 - Holy Week                 
  • Monday, May 27, 2024 - Memorial Day
  • Wednesday, June 19, 2024 - Juneteenth             
  • Wednesday, July 3, 2024 and Thursday, July 4, 2024 - Independence Day 
  • Monday, September 2, 2024 - Labor Day
  • Thursday, November 28, 2024 - Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday, December 23, 2024 through Sunday, January 3, 2025 - Christmas and New Years

 

The Sharing Place serves the following zip code areas of Marion and Hancock Counties, Indiana:  46055, 46216, 46218, 46219, 46220, 46226, 46235, 46236, 46249, 46250, and 46256

Become a Volunteer/Make an Impact

The Sharing Place requires the assistance of dedicated volunteers each week. Are you interested in serving others, and making an impact in the local Lawrence community? The following are some current volunteer opportunities/needs:

  • Pick up donated food from grocery stores 
  • Assisting clients/families during times we are serving them
  • Sort incoming food and toiletry donations
  • Restock shelves
  • Cleaning

To volunteer at the Sharing Place, visit our Volunteer Portal where you may create an online account (for anyone at least 13 years of age) to access/sign up for available shifts. There is no training required prior to serving at The Sharing Place. All roles have on the job training we provide the first time you volunteer with us. Our goal is to find a serving opportunity that is just right for you. For those who volunteer, please enter the pantry through Door 3. 

For additional information, please contact us via e-mail at SharingPlace@lutheranfamily.org

Additional Services

An adjunct service of the Sharing Place is the The Emergency Diaper Dispensary (TEDD). This service is by referral only. You must currently be engaged with a caseworker who refers to our programs to access this service

The Emergency Diaper Dispensary (TEDD) is a diaper assistance program providing diapers to babies and families in need.  Click here to contact us about the TEDD program.

Please see the links below for additional information about TEDD

  • UWCI
    UWCI

    United Way of Central Indiana

  • Clowes Foundation Logo
    Clowes Foundation Logo
  • Community Health Network Logo
    Community Health Network Logo
  • Foundation For LCFS logo (Refreshed)
    Foundation For LCFS logo (Refreshed)
  • Lilly Endowment Logo - 5-15-21
    Lilly Endowment Logo - 5-15-21

    Lilly Endowment Logo - 5-15-21

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