Thursday, October 24, 2013

Holiday dates for Pantry

God's Bounty will be closed on Thanksgiving Day Nov. 28,  but we will be open on Wednesday Nov. 27 to see clients from 1:00 - 7:00.  We will be CLOSED the week of Christmas and will reopen on Thursday January 2, 2014.

You and Simply Give simply GAVE!

Thank you to all who participated in the Simply Give campaign through the Meijers on Southport Road.  Because of your generous donations, God's Bounty received $15,550 in food cards for the pantry to use to buy food to feed the hungry.  And THANK YOU to Meijers for allowing us to be a partner with them as we continue to help fill a need for those in the community.

Friday, October 11, 2013



THANK YOU to all the volunteers who give their time on Thursday mornings to help unload the truck from Gleaners and get the pantry ready for service at 1:00.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Hunger Action Walk Sept. 29, 2013

It was a soggy day but 35-40 walkers braved the weather to feed the hungry.  Music played, snacks were eaten, good fellowship, good exercise, prizes won.  Thank you to all who participated and donated 196 lbs of nonperishable food.

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.