Friday, June 3, 2016

SIMPLY GIVE double match!!

God's Bounty again has been the recipient of the Simply Give campaign thru Meijers on Southport Road.  Today and tomorrow, June 3 & 4, will be double match day.  Buy a $10 donation card from the Simply Give kiosk near the checkouts and Meijers will give $20 making your total donation $30.  That's an awesome deal!!!  The campaign will continue until June 19 where Meijers will give $10 for every $10 donation which is still great. If you can, hurry to Meijers to take advantage of the double match and help feed the hungry in our community.  God Bless!

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Yes, there is a Santa!

Thank you Santa for making a stop by the pantry during your busy schedule in December.  I know it's a late thank you, but we so enjoyed seeing your bright smile and hearing  your "ho ho ho"!

Awesome Pantry Bags

Thank you to Girl Scout Troop 964 for providing their beautiful artwork to some of our pantry bags that our clients can take with them once filled with food.  Great job!
Awesome!

    Civic League - We Thank You!

    Again, the Civic League was very generous in giving God's Bounty their surplus of canned goods totalling 2,867 lbs.  In January Tom Jones, Mike Fengya, Daryl Swain and Sherry Elder helped me bring the food to the pantry.  Great job guys!

    Saturday, November 28, 2015

    Holiday Hours

    2015 we will be closed the week of Thanksgiving, closed the week of Christmas, open on Wednesday, Dec. 30 from 1-7 to see clients.  Open Wed. November 25 and Dec. 23 to receive donations from 6-7.

    Thank You to Home Depot!



    Thank you to Home Depot on Southport Rd. for constructing some protection from the weather on the front porch of the pantry.  This was a job they did at no charge to us.  Done just in time for the Indiana winter's cold, windy weather that can chill our client's to the bone as they wait to be helped.  Thank you Bill and Mike!

    Midwest Food Bank taco buffet

    We receive free food every month from Midwest Foods and all they ask from us is to help serve the volunteers a lunch one day a year.  This is the second year we have done this and the Taco Buffet is always a big hit.  We always have alot of fun preparing and serving this group of  hardworking volunteers.  They are a wonderful Christian organization who help so many people and groups in need.  We are blessed!

    Who We Are

    God's Bounty is a not-for-profit food pantry that exists to distribute food to the needy in Franklin Township, Marion County, Indiana and surrounding area. Our purpose for distributing food is to provide supplemental food to clients who are having difficulty providing food for their families.

    Our on going effort is directed towards soliciting funds and food donations in order to meet the needs of our clients.

    "The LORD will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands." -Deuteronomy 28:12

    How We Began

    The Franklin Township Minisiterial Association saw a need in their community for an assistance program. A food pantry was discussed and that idea was presented to their congregations. In the Fall of 2010, those interested from all the churches came together and the Steering Committee was formed. There was so much enthusiasm that work soon began on the building that previously had been the parsonage of New Bethel Baptist Church. A wall was taken down, shelves were built by volunteers, furniture was donated, food donations came from those churches, freezers and refrigerators were brought in and by February 3, 2011 the doors of God's Bounty, Inc. were open and ready for clients. Unfortunately, there was a coating of ice on the trees and streets of our community that morning. Out came men with trucks and shovels, removing the ice from our parking lot and sidewalks, but we had no one venture out to our Grand Opening. Every Thursday, since then, we have served many families from Franklin Township and surrounding areas, sharing our “bounties” with our neighbors in need.