Food Pantry

Food Pantry

311 Center St, Columbus, IN 47201 Monday – Saturday: 9 AM – 12 PM Sunday: Closed

The Food Pantry is one of the main facets which Love Chapel uses to ensure that the people of the community are provided with basic necessities.

Love Chapel’s food comes from local churches, local grocers, restaurants, Gleaner’s Food Bank of Indiana, Midwest Food Bank, local farmers and gardeners, schools and clubs, trucking companies, bread vendors, food drives, and more. When there is an excess within Love Chapel, we work to redistribute to other food pantries and hot meal sites. Love Chapel strives to be environmentally-conscious. We recycle, give our excess cardboard to the Orphan Grain Train, reuse bags and plastic bottles, and donate inedible food to local farmers.

Donations to Love Chapel are accepted year-round. For a list of items needed, please click on the items needed link below.

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Pantry Walk-Through

Love Chapel Food Pantry shelves are arranged to appear like a grocery store. The shelves are neatly packed and designed to give those assisted the feeling of comfort. Volunteers will walk the head of household through the pantry and let them pick food based on the size of the family.

Upon entering the food pantry, clients will be greeted by a volunteer and given a wooden number. When that number is called, clients will go through a check-in process. We ask general information, such as name, place of residency, and how many occupy the residency.

Clients may visit once every 30 days for food, and throughout the month can return as needed for bread and fresh produce only. Clients must bring a proof of residency dated in the past 30 days EACH TIME THEY VISIT. This can be in the form of bill, pay stub, prescription bottle, etc.

After the check-in process, clients take a seat and wait for their number to be called a second time. A volunteer “shopper” will then assist each client through the pantry individually. The contents within the pantry are dependent on donations, and quantity per household is determined by household size.

Shoppers assist clients with selecting and bagging their groceries. Carts and plastic sacks are provided, but clients are encouraged to bring their own reusable bags.

Behind the Scenes

The warehouse is where donations are stored until shelf space is available. Volunteers spend time sorting, storing, and moving donations in the warehouse, as well as restocking shelves within the pantry’s shopping area.

If you have any question pertaining to the Food Pantry, please click to contact the Food Pantry