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.

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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.