Saturday, November 29, 2014

Simply Give at Meijers

Don't forget to contribute to God's Bounty by purchasing a $10 Simply Give card at Meijers on Southport Rd.  When you buy/donate $10 to God's Bounty they match it.  The campaign will be going on until Jan. 3, 2015.  Get the cards by the display near the checkout counters.  Donations from Meijers are a huge part of how we purchase food for the pantry.  Thank you to all of you who have participated in this campaign so far - you are a blessing!

God is Good!

Thank you to Acton United Methodist and Nativity for their food donations to the pantry on Sunday November 23.  It never ceases to amaze me how God works.  Both of these churches had food drives and helped to replenish the shelves with a total of 1200+ lbs. of food.  There were several other donations also from individuals and some scout troops.  You all are amazing and are definitely responding to God's call to feed the hungry.

The Shelves are Empty

November 20 was our busiest day ever!  We saw 128 families feeding over 600 people and the shelves are bare!  We are blessed to be able to serve the people in our community in this way and know that God will provide.  Thank you to all the volunteers that tirelessly worked that day.  You are appreciated!!

Monday, March 31, 2014

God's Bounty partnering with Meijer SIMPLY GIVE food donation program

God's Bounty is happy to partner with Meijer at 5325 E. Southport Road to provide hunger relief to families in Franklin Towship through the retailer's food donation program, SIMPLY GIVE.  We encourage community members to help us fulfill our mission of helping feed the hungry by purchasing a $10 Meijer SIMPLY GIVE food donation card during their next shopping trip from March 30 to May 12.  The amount donated at the end of the compaign will be converted to Meijer food-only gift cards and given to God's Bounty to purchase food for the pantry.  Visit www.meijer.com to learn more about SIMPLY GIVE.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Young volunteers learning to serve others


Two years ago Lily was involved in making birthday bags at her church to be given out at God's Bounty food pantry.  She would occasionally visit with her family to drop off food and last year had a few opportunities to stay and help.  She quickly discovered that she enjoyed helping others.  Many young people have volunteered at the pantry over the last 3 years and have found the joy of helping others as Lily has and has helped them to see that age and size doesn't matter when it comes to showing care and kindness to others.

Monday, January 20, 2014

God's Bounty Chili Cook-off/Canned Food Drive

Put some warmth into this snowy winter and join God's Bounty for our 1st Chili Cook-off/Canned Food Drive this coming Saturday, January 25 at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 9950 Southeastern Avenue from 4:00 - 6:30 pm
Admission: $5.00 and a donation of canned food or nonperishable food for the food pantry.  The admission gives you tasting of all the chilis and a chance to vote for your favorite.
Help us feed those in need in the community.

Monday, January 13, 2014

2014 Winter Storm closes pantry

On February 9th the Franklin Twp. schools were closed for the 4th day because of the winter storm that brought 11 inches of snow and hazardous road conditions.  The pantry, therefore, was closed for the first time in three years because of weather conditions.  We want to send a big "THANK YOU" out to Bob Marlin for clearing the parking lot and to the other awesome volunteers who cleared the walk, ramp and steps the week before also.  We have many more days of winter ahead of us, hopefully not as bad as this last week.

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.