Food Pantry

Food Pantry

292 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.

Click to view Items Needed

Pantry 

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 currently bag items of food based on the size of the family.

Upon arriving at the food pantry, we ask that you take a number and wait outside.  A volunteer will call numbers accordingly to come in and register. When entering the food pantry, clients must wear a face mask. We ask general information, such as name, place of residency, and how many occupy the residency.

And we currently have a shopping list where clients can mark the items that they do not want.

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 will be asked to return outside and wait for their name to be called.  A volunteer shopper then will gather the items, bag them, and bring them outside to the client.

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