At the Interchurch Food Pantry of Johnson County, we serve people through our drive-through and homebound delivery operations by providing them with groceries at no cost – meats, produce, milk and more.
The moms, dads, grandparents and children who come to our food distribution center find themselves facing unexpected life challenges. They fear their children will go to bed hungry. They work hard but still do not have enough money to make ends meet. And they face difficult family situations that leave them struggling to pay their bills.
We are committed to making sure everyone who visits the pantry has access to nutritious and healthy food that will boost their physical health and lessen the stress that comes from wondering where their next meal will come from.
In tough and unpredictable times, we are here for you.
Monday through Friday
Noon to 3 p.m.
Second and Fourth Saturdays
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Parking Lot Opens
10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday
8 a.m. on Saturdays
Sundays and Major and Christian Holidays
No. Simply show up and we will help you get started. It is a simple registration process on your first visit. There is no need to feel intimidated or judged. We are here to help you and provide ample, nutritious food.
We are at 211 Commerce Drive, on the north side of Franklin. Just north of Walmart and Lowe’s, from U.S. 31, turn east on Commerce Drive (KFC on the corner of U.S. 31 and Commerce) and look for our sign on the right.
We serve households that earn less than 185 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. For example, a family of four that earns less than $51,338, is eligible to receive food from us. No documentation is necessary.
Clients may visit the drive-through program at the pantry as frequently as once a week.
Once your order is ready, you will pull up to one of two tables where our volunteers will place your groceries for you to load into your car. If you are unable physically to load your groceries, we can assist.
The parking lot opens at 10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and at 8 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturday of the month. Please do not arrive prior to this time.
No, the food we provide is free.
Each household receives food for approximately four days.
When you first register with us, you will receive a shopping card. To help us serve you more quickly, it is very important that you present your shopping card each time you visit.
We will deliver a grocery order for homebound residents living in Johnson County. Someone needs to be present when the delivery is made. This is intended to be offered only to those residents who are unable to come to the pantry or do not have a neighbor/friend who can pick up their order for them.LEARN MORE
We distribute food through a pleasant, efficient drive-through “shopping” approach. Each client selects the food they want by filling out a menu featuring a wide variety of choices, including meats, dairy, produce, bread and canned and boxed food. The groceries are then provided to you to be loaded into your car. Produce is available, many selections being made available in a farmers market shopping experience.
If you are homebound and do not have transportation to come to our food distribution center, we will deliver to your home as long as you live in Johnson County, Indiana. We deliver on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. We also deliver on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. We will deliver each week for the date range you select. You will need to re-sign up when your selected dates expire.LEARN MORE
We provide nutritious food and other personal items, as available, at no cost to you.
Our food is sourced through regional and local sources including Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Midwest Food Bank, Kroger, Costco, Walmart and Meijer.
Food donations are also received from area sources such as Long’s Bakery, Starbucks, Bob Evans, Sonny’s Chicken, Luca Pizza and Second Helpings.
Dairy – milk and eggs
Meat - frozen
Sauces and seasonings
Rice, noodles and pasta
Cereal and other breakfast items
Crackers, pretzels and chips
Water and select beverages
Our community is blessed to have many agencies and services to help people in need beyond access to nutritious food. We often refer our clients to organizations that provide additional services.MORE HOPE