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Help Feed the Hungry

One of the most heart-breaking and stressful things for a parent is when they hear their child say, "I'm hungry," and they are unable to feed them. And some of the loneliest moments for an elderly person are when they have nothing in the refrigerator or pantry, and no money with which to buy food until the next social security check arrives. There are definitely empty cupboards in Madison County.  Hunger lives in our backyard. Thankfully, so do compassion and generosity.

Due to the generous spirit at work in our neighborhoods, The Christian Center is able to serve meals to many families in need throughout the year. With the only community dining room open seven days a week in Anderson, Indiana, The Christian Center served over 67,000 meals in 2010. Without your generous donations*, we could not meet these needs. We desire your partnership to continue in this provision through your donations of any of the following food items, as often as you are able:

  • Fresh, frozen, canned and preserved meats (poultry, beef, game, etc)
  • Frozen fruits and vegetables
  • Boxed goods (such as pasta, breakfast cereals, mac 'n cheese, crackers, instant potatoes, stuffing, etc.)
  • Canned goods (fruits, vegetables, broths,  soups -cream of chicken, mushroom etc.)
  • Fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables
  • Jarred goods (jams, peanut butter, pickles, olives, etc.)
  • Bread products
  • Sugar, salt and pepper, flour, oil, spices, seasonings, and other baking products
  • Coffee (with caffeine)

View our most current needs list online.

You can also designate a monetary donation for the purchase of food or donate gift cards to local grocery stores. Some of our donors also share from their gardens to help The Christian Center's Community Dining needs.

Leftover food from church and civic gatherings is gratefully received at The Christian Center*, and a number of churches prepare and serve dinners at The Christian Center on a regular basis. Additionally, Food Rescue volunteers are happy to pick up reserve foods from restaurants and other food establishments in the area to be donated to The Christian Center.

If you are interested in helping the food ministry of The Christian Center in any way, and would like to ask questions or discuss details with us, please call 765-649-4264, e-mail us, or learn about our volunteer opportunities

We have witnessed on many occasions, that a hungry stomach fully satisfied has led to conversations and questions that are indicative of a spiritual hunger, and this is where...

...Healing Begins Now.

* Food donations can be dropped off at our
Main Street facilities' kitchen door, which is
south of the door under the cross.

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