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2 days ago
Pantry 279

As the school's let out for Summer, many parents/grandparents/guardians struggle with daytime meals for kids. Here are the local ( Monroe County ) Summer time meal programs thru MCCSC, RBBCSC, and Community Kitchen. A hard copy of these can be gotten at the pantry in English or Spanish.

RBB and MCCSC School SUMMERTIME MEALS

RBB
Food Truck sites:
Ellettsville Library at 11:00 a.m. (open site)
Northwest Y Camp (closed enrolled site) at 11:45 a.m.
Ellettsville Boys and Girls Club (closed enrolled site) at 12:25 p.m.
Summer school sites:
High School Breakfast 8:25-8:35 a.m. and lunch 10:40 a.m. June 1st-June 24th (Monday-Friday)
Edgewood Primary School Breakfast 8:25 a.m.-8:45 a.m. and lunch 12:00 p.m. -12:30 p.m. June 6th-23rd (Monday-Thursday)
Edgewood Junior High School Breakfast 8:25-8:35 a.m. and lunch 10:40 a.m. July 25th-August 4th (Monday-Thursday)
Edgewood Intermediate School Breakfast 8:25 a.m.-8:45 a.m. and lunch 12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m. July 25th-August 4th (Monday-Thursday)
OPEN SITE = Any Child is welcome!
CLOSED SITE = Only children enrolled in those places may come ( YMCA or Boy & Girls Club )

As per state regulations MEALS MUST BE EATEN ON SITE ONLY.

MCCSC
MCCSC will serve free breakfast & lunch to kids (18 & under) at the following locations

Templeton Elementary Cafeteria (Monday – Thursday)
June 6, 2022 through July 14, 2022
(closed Monday 6/20 and Monday 7/4)
Breakfast: 9:10am – 9:40am
Lunch: 12:00pm – 12:30pm

Fairview Elementary Cafeteria (Monday – Thursday)
June 6, 2022 through June 30, 2022
(closed Monday 6/20)
Breakfast: 9:10am – 9:40am
Lunch: 12:45pm – 1:15pm
Per state regulations, meals will need to be consumed on site this year

COMMUNITY KITCHEN

FREE MEALS FOR KIDS!!
Monday through Friday all summer long
beginning on Monday, May 23rd
Community Kitchen will be distributing free lunches to kids (18 & under)
at the following locations and times:
Route 1
Dorothy Apartments-10:30am-10:45am (Near Office)
Southcrest Estates-10:55am-11:10am (Near Mailboxes)
Henderson Court Apartments- 11:20am-11:35am (playground area)
Walnut Woods- 11:40am-11:55am (across from playground)
Trailview- 12:10pm-12:25pm (Near Circle)
The Reserve- 12:35pm-12:50pm (Picnic Shelter)
Arlington Valley- 12:55pm-1:10pm (behind office)

Lunches will include things like fresh fruit, vegetables, sandwiches, milk, juice and snacks!

Route 2 (Food Truck)
Cresmont (Illinois Court)- 10:30am-11:00am (playground area)
Highland Park Elementary- 11:15am-11:45am (playground area)
Limestone Crossing- 12:00pm-12:30pm (playground area)
Country View Apartments- 12:45-1:15pm (playground area)

If you have any questions, contact Community Kitchen at: 332-0999

Our afterhours and Outskirts program schedule will be posted as soon as we have final times and locations.
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As the schools let out for Summer, many parents/grandparents/guardians struggle with daytime meals for kids.  Here are the local ( Monroe County ) Summer time meal programs thru MCCSC, RBBCSC, and Community Kitchen.  A hard copy of these can be gotten at the pantry in English or Spanish.

RBB and MCCSC School SUMMERTIME MEALS

RBB
Food Truck sites: 
Ellettsville Library at 11:00 a.m. (open site)  
Northwest Y Camp (closed enrolled site) at 11:45 a.m.
Ellettsville Boys and Girls Club (closed enrolled site) at 12:25 p.m. 
Summer school sites: 
High School Breakfast 8:25-8:35 a.m. and lunch 10:40 a.m. June 1st-June 24th (Monday-Friday)
Edgewood Primary School  Breakfast 8:25 a.m.-8:45 a.m. and lunch 12:00 p.m. -12:30  p.m. June 6th-23rd (Monday-Thursday)
Edgewood Junior High School Breakfast 8:25-8:35 a.m. and lunch 10:40 a.m. July 25th-August 4th (Monday-Thursday)
Edgewood Intermediate School Breakfast 8:25 a.m.-8:45 a.m. and lunch 12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m. July 25th-August 4th (Monday-Thursday) 
OPEN SITE = Any Child is welcome!
CLOSED SITE =  Only children enrolled in those places may come ( YMCA or Boy & Girls Club )

As per state regulations MEALS MUST BE EATEN ON SITE ONLY.

MCCSC
MCCSC will serve free breakfast & lunch to kids (18 & under) at the following locations

Templeton Elementary Cafeteria (Monday – Thursday)
June 6, 2022 through July 14, 2022
(closed Monday 6/20 and Monday 7/4)
Breakfast: 9:10am – 9:40am
Lunch: 12:00pm – 12:30pm

Fairview Elementary Cafeteria (Monday – Thursday)
June 6, 2022 through June 30, 2022
(closed Monday 6/20)
Breakfast: 9:10am – 9:40am
Lunch: 12:45pm – 1:15pm
Per state regulations, meals will need to be consumed on site this year

COMMUNITY KITCHEN

FREE MEALS FOR KIDS!!
Monday through Friday all summer long 
beginning on Monday, May 23rd 
Community Kitchen will be distributing free lunches to kids (18 & under) 
 at the following locations and times: 
Route 1 
Dorothy Apartments-10:30am-10:45am (Near Office) 
Southcrest Estates-10:55am-11:10am (Near Mailboxes) 
Henderson Court Apartments- 11:20am-11:35am (playground area) 
Walnut Woods- 11:40am-11:55am (across from playground) 
Trailview- 12:10pm-12:25pm (Near Circle) 
The Reserve- 12:35pm-12:50pm (Picnic Shelter) 
Arlington Valley- 12:55pm-1:10pm (behind office) 
 
Lunches will include things like fresh fruit, vegetables, sandwiches, milk, juice and snacks! 
 
Route 2 (Food Truck) 
Cresmont (Illinois Court)- 10:30am-11:00am (playground area) 
Highland Park Elementary- 11:15am-11:45am (playground area) 
Limestone Crossing- 12:00pm-12:30pm (playground area) 
Country View Apartments- 12:45-1:15pm (playground area) 
 
If you have any questions, contact Community Kitchen at: 332-0999

Our afterhours and Outskirts program schedule will be posted as soon as we have final times and locations.

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Does this go for homeschooled kids

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3 days ago
Pantry 279

Big shout out and thank you to Hoosier Hills Career Center. Great job!! ... See MoreSee Less

Big shout out and thank you to Hoosier Hills Career Center.  Great job!!Image attachment
4 days ago
Pantry 279

Thank you Felicia for accepting this award for the Pantry. Many thank yous to Baxter for all of their support, as well as a very cool award! ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago
Pantry 279

The meat for the day is CATFISH!!I know this is usually a popular favorite that tends to only come in the summer, but I also know that not everyone can have fish. IF you can't have fish, please just let us know and we will provide a different meat instead. ... See MoreSee Less

The meat for the day is CATFISH!!I know this is usually a popular favorite that tends to only come in the summer, but I also know that not everyone can have fish.  IF you cant have fish, please just let us know and we will provide a different meat instead.

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What are hours and days for pickup??

I was hoping for the catfish today. I guess you were out. 😔. I greatly appreciate the ground pork though. I've been wanting sausage for awhile, now all I have to do is season and cook. 😁

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1 week ago
Pantry 279

Several years ago we were getting requests for delivery of food by homebound people. We agreed to do this and found drivers. Within 6 months of starting this I ran into another person who was part of a church food pantry who had said they too had tried the delivery thing for a while, but due to people abusing the system and being demanding, they eventually stopped and just did regular pantry. We have experienced this very same thing to one degree or another over the years, but this last year has been so bad, we have thought about stopping deliveries completely.
Now we still planning on keeping delivery, BUT we are asking people to please respect our rules. The drivers are volunteer who take time out of their Saturday after a hard work week, use their own vehicles and gas. Gas is EXPENSIVE right ow. They never complain. One driver who drives every week and usually takes a longer route spent around $500 in gas last month, and she lives on a fixed income. Instead of losing her, we are now having her take the pantry van. Now while this is the extreme as far as gas goes, its still costly. As summer approaches, many drivers have vacations, family things, weekend work, etc that prevents them from coming every weekend, so we struggle EVERY WEEK to find a replacement for them. We used to have 6=8 deliveries a week, but since COVID hit, it is now 40 -90 a week. ( sometimes more ) For many delivery is the ONLY way they can get food from a pantry, but for some we are finding they DO have working vehicles and are not homebound at all. The drivers are not happy about this, and we aren't either. All of us work well more than 40 hours a week and work hard in heat and cold, wet or dry, many of us have bad backs,, injuries, etc but it is very important to us that EVERYONE gets food that needs it. WE ARE NOT COMPLAINING! So from this time forward, if we find out that you have a working car and are physically able to make it to the pantry, we will politely remind you of our hours and there will be no more deliveries to that location ( unless the situation changes of course ). If you live in a locked building and don't let us in or answer your phone/texts after 3 X , no more delivery. If you are rude, violent, or sexually inappropriate with our drivers, no more deliveries. If you do not give us the correct address or phone number which has now changed 10X, of course, we can't deliver!
We love our delivery Guests and our drivers go out of their way to make sure they get food. We keep in contact and if a strange situation is happening , I do call for a wellness check! While usually its nothing, there have been 2X where it was something and thankfully the person was taken to hospital. Many drivers talk to our elder guests, and are their only person to converse with in a week. Thus it is so important to keep the program, but not for those who don't need it.
Rant over, sorry I have to post this, but we at Pantry and the drivers felt it was important. Please feel free to SHARE
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Several years ago we were getting requests for delivery of food by homebound people.  We agreed to do this and found drivers.  Within 6 months of starting this I ran into another person who was part of a church food pantry who had said they too had tried the delivery thing for a while, but due to people abusing the system and being demanding, they eventually stopped and just did regular pantry.  We have experienced this very same thing to one degree or another over the years, but this last year has been so bad, we have thought about stopping deliveries completely.
     Now we still planning on keeping delivery, BUT we are asking people to please respect our rules.  The drivers are volunteer who take time out of their Saturday after a hard work week, use their own vehicles and gas.  Gas is EXPENSIVE right ow.  They never complain.  One driver who drives every week and usually takes a longer route spent around $500 in gas last month, and she lives on a fixed income.  Instead of losing her, we are now having her take the pantry van.  Now while this is the extreme as far as gas goes, its still costly.  As summer approaches, many drivers have vacations, family things, weekend work, etc that prevents them from coming every weekend, so we struggle EVERY WEEK to find a replacement for them.  We used to have 6=8 deliveries a week, but since COVID hit, it is now 40 -90 a week.  ( sometimes more )  For many delivery is the ONLY way they can get food from a pantry, but for some we are finding they DO have working vehicles and are not homebound at all.  The drivers are not happy about this, and we arent either.  All of us work well more than 40 hours a week and work hard in heat and cold, wet or dry, many of us have bad backs,, injuries, etc but it is very important to us that EVERYONE gets food that needs it.   WE ARE NOT COMPLAINING!  So from this time forward, if we find out that you have a working car and are physically able to make it to the pantry, we will politely remind you of our hours and there will be no more deliveries to that location ( unless the situation changes of course ).  If you live in a locked building and dont let us in or answer your phone/texts after 3 X , no more delivery.  If you are rude, violent, or sexually inappropriate with our drivers, no more deliveries.  If you do not give us the correct address or phone number which has now changed 10X, of course, we cant deliver!   
     We love our delivery Guests and our drivers go out of their way to make sure they get food.  We keep in contact and if a strange situation is happening , I do call for a wellness check!  While usually its nothing, there have been 2X where it was something and thankfully the person was taken to hospital.  Many drivers talk to our elder guests, and are their only person to converse with in a week.  Thus it is so important to keep the program, but not for those who dont need it.    
      Rant over, sorry I have to post this, but we at Pantry and the drivers felt it was important.  Please feel free to SHARE

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Cindy, please know that thousands of people cheer and admire what you and your volunteers are doing! When people try to take advantage, you are completely justified in declining to work with them. You need to focus your efforts on those with real need who are able to fit into your very reasonable requirements. Without you and Pantry 279, lots of people would be living much harder lives. Thank you, from us all!

So glad you spoke up! I agree too many people are taking advantage of your/pantry kindness! Thank you for all you do!

I'm very thankful for the pantry I am homebound and my husband just had his leg amputated and neither one of us drive So thank you pantry 279 you are a blessing?❤️

I agree!!! I had to use the delivery system while our car was down and I’m so thankful to all the volunteers!

I appreciate everything you guys do

I appreciate everyone's time and bless you all I get help from there only when need it but thank you to all ya guys hard work for those that don't drive and don't get out ❣️

How do I go about getting a delivery because Of no transportation it would help me and my 1 year old !

How infuriating to have such an important service abused as a ‘convenience’ by those unclear on the concept of helping people in need. Does pantry 279 have a paypal or Venmo to accept a donation? I’d like to help with gas for delivery vehicles. It won’t be a large sum, but it will be something.

You’re amazing. Thank you!

Do you think that a gas card fundraiser could help. I think the community would be happy to support by donating? Gas is just unreal right now.

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1 week ago
Pantry 279

FREE FIX IT FAIR at MONROE CO LIBRARY June 4! Bring your broken things, and have a professional or craftsperson fix it 🙂 Watch video for details.

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Wow! That's awesome!

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2 weeks ago
Pantry 279

We need 2 drivers for Sat ( May 14 ) at noonish. If you can drive a few food deliveries locally pls contact me asap. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago
Pantry 279

Don't forget this Sat,. May 14 is Stamp out for Hunger with the Mail Carriers. Just leave a bag(s) of non perishable food out by your mailbox and your mail carrier will pick it up and take it to Hoosier Hills Food Bank. HHFB is our MAIN supplier of food. Some of the food donated in this food drive will make its way to us, as well as the other local Pantries, thru HHFB. ... See MoreSee Less

Dont forget this Sat,. May 14 is Stamp out for Hunger with the Mail Carriers.  Just leave a bag(s) of non perishable food out by your mailbox and your mail carrier will pick it up and take it to Hoosier Hills Food Bank.  HHFB is our MAIN supplier of food.  Some of the food donated in this food drive will make its way to us, as well as the other local Pantries, thru HHFB.
2 weeks ago
Pantry 279

Thank you everyone for the great feed back on ideas for kid food!! We are currently gathering all of the Summer food programs for children and will post one big post with all times, schedules, and locations. There will be Community Kitchen, RBB, and MCCSC. After we figure out our schedule late in the month, we will post it as well. Ours will be in the early evening, weekend, and we will be going to a few out of area places like Spencer and Fayetteville. We are still adding locations. NO child should go with out food no matter where they are located or if parents work. Between all of the great local programs during the week mornings/afternoons and us catching the ones that can't make those, ALL children should have no food issues this summer! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you everyone for the great feed back on ideas for kid food!!  We are currently gathering all of the Summer food programs for children and will post one big post with all times, schedules, and locations.  There will be Community Kitchen, RBB, and MCCSC.  After we figure out our schedule late in the month, we will post it as well.  Ours will be in the early evening, weekend, and we will be going to a few out of area places like Spencer and Fayetteville.  We are still adding locations.  NO child should go with out food no matter where they are located or if parents work.  Between all of the great local programs during the week mornings/afternoons and    us catching the ones that cant make those, ALL children should have no food issues this summer!
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