We are having some difficulties with the email link on the webpage. Everything is going to spam and getting lost. To answer the questions we are getting : 1. Yes donations can be sent via the mail. Items or checks can be mailed to Pantry 279 501 E. Temperance, Ellettsville, IN 47429 2. Yes things ordered from Amazon can be sent to this address. 3. Yes cash donations ARE needed badly and yes we do get deep discounts on food. 4. None of our people are paid at this time, or forseeable future. Everyone is a volunteer. ALL money goes to food or a tiny bit goes to cleaning supplies/office supplies/ or storage fees for offsite storage. 5. Yes we have a VENMO it is pantry279 6. Yes we have a Paypal it is firstname.lastname@example.org 7. Yes we have a donation button on our webpage if you want to us a debit or credit card it is : pantry279.org/campaigns/general/donate 8. Yes we are a 501c3 so any donation is tax deductable.
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A new opportunity has presented itself to raise more money for Pantry 279. An organization called Thrivent Financial is offering a $2 for $1 challenge. For every $2 donated, they will donate $1. Here is what you have to do. 1. Clink on the link: www.livegenerously.com/inspiring-stories/offers/national-volunteer-week.html 2. Click on Donate Now, 3. A Search Organizations screen will come up, Type Pantry 279 and click Search. 4 Pantry 279 should come up. Click Make a Personal Donation. 5. Click Continue on the warning screen. 6. The donation form will come up and you can donate via checking account, credit or debit card. Going forward we are going to see a 4x increase in the demand, so your donations are greatly appreciated. Stay safe and well. ... See MoreSee Less
HUGE Thank you to Day's Band Blades in Ellettsville for the very generous donation to sponsor food trucks!! You rock!!!! Day's was one of our original donors at the first Thanksgiving handout and remain supporters ever since. Thank you fellow E-Ville family! ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday 3/26/20 from Pantry 279: Fingers crossed! John turned in a grant application for an emergency grant today. We find out tomorrow by noon if we get it. Although we were closed today, we went to Indy with a 20'truck, sponsored by Capital Realty, and Midwest Food Bank filled it to the MAX. I mean they stuffed it!! We were able to refill our upstairs and have many wonderful things for the Sat. guests, maybe even the Monday guests. We got tortilla chips, gatorade, cookies, crackers, pop tarts, cereal, and many other things. Very excited! Some people dropped of boxes for us to use for packing as well. Thank you for those! We had a few new volunteers that showed up to help us unload the truck, so we were done in 2 hours. My Parents sent soap bars and feminine supplies. Thanks Mom and Dad! Looks like we might get wet Sat, just a new challenge, lol. We are CLOSED Friday, as per norm. It looks like the produce truck on Sat is a GO! We have gotten $90 of the $250 sponsored, still need $160 for that truck. If anyone wants to sponsor it, please let me know, or put "Sat Truck in the comments of your donation on venmo or paypal. I apologize if when you call or stop to talk to me, I have to have you repeat things. Of all times to have issues, my ear is swollen up with an inner ear infection. Yes I have meds, no it's NOT contagious. Thank you for patience. For Friday in place of a repot, I'd like to see funny pics, inspiring stories and happy things. Feel free on Friday to fill this page with good things!! Thank you everyone for the continued support, thoughts, prayers, energies. Thank you for all donations of food, gloves, cleaning supplies, hygenie supplies, baby supplies, and boxes. Thank you for the cash donations which are great helping us stay afloat and fill peoples shelves with food. Every donation, small or large, of anything helps and makes this work! Have a great night, stay healthy, love your family and neighbor, hug your pets. SHARE Love from Pantry 279 ... See MoreSee Less
WED 3/25/20 from Pantry 279: Well today was a surprise! First, in the photo is Ben Terhune working hard. Been has not only been showing up to help load cars, but also to deliver humor via stand up comedy car side. While food is very important, the mental side of it is just as important. You can also see Jeanie, probably doing something she is not supposed to in the background. So why was today a surprise? 1. It was a nice warm day, yet not too warm. 2. We were graced with 2 huge trucks from HHFB. This is amazing because we were out of almost everything or very close. 3. Annie Ares-Walker sent Papa johns pizza! Thank you Annie!! 4. It was a normal Wed. We gave food to 69 families which was 287 people. We expected, after last week and Mon and Tues to get killed today. But nope, it was a normal Wed. This could mean, A) the system is working in that we gave them enough extras that they are able to stay in for 2-3 weeks without getting out for more food or B) people were not sure we were open with the shut down. Maybe a combination? 60% of the people today were new, most never having been to a pantry. This is fast becoming the norm, and expected. I don't think it will stay like this unfortunately as time progresses. But it was a nice day. We got to see Jeremy from The Bloomingtonian, a Fantastic news source, I suggest you like the page, and catch up with him, as he took in the situation. Our friend in Indy is working on getting us a truck for very fresh produce and maybe bread for Sat. Donations to help with the truck ( cost $200 ) would be greatly appreciated. Tomorrow we go up to Indy for our regular 4th Thurs. trip to Midwestern Food Bank, that truck was graciously sponsored by Capital Realty. I'm keeping it short today, and headed to rest for the drive tomorrow. As always Thank you to everyone continuing to drop off food donations. Thank you to those sending cash donations thru Venmo ( pantry 279 ) PayPal ( Pantry279@yahoo.com ) and checks/cash brought by. So far with your help we are winning this. Please keep us, as well as Mother Hubbards, HHFB, Community Kitchen, and other service charities in your thoughts. Please be safe, stay home, love each other, Help others, hug your pet. We will get thru this and be a shining example of a great community, as we always do. Love from Pantry 279 ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you very very much to Capital One Realty and Carol D. for sponsoring the truck to Indy for Thurs.! And THANK YOU to Ellettsville United Methodist church for its generous donation today as well!! ... See MoreSee Less