Program Guide:

Food & Goods Pantries:
Client Choice Food, Emergency Food, Bonus Food, Clothing & Goods Pantry, Nutrition Education

Seasonal Programs:
Christmas Wishes, Back to School Readiness

Human Services Programs:
Balanced Budget & Financial Success Programs

 

Food & Goods Pantries

Client Choice Food Pantry:
Wed 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. place your “order” for a selection of donated items including dry goods, canned goods, fresh produce and dairy (as available), frozen items, baked goods, and more

Bring the following:

  • Adults: photo ID (piece of mail waived due to COVID-19)
  • CURRENTLY WAIVED DUE TO COVID-19 Children: any official documentation (such as a birth certificate, social security card, school registration paperwork, enrollment documents from aid programs, etc.)

The 2020 client choice food pantry runs from January 8th through December 2nd. The last of these pantries for the year will be December 2nd, due to Christmas meal box distribution (pre-registration in October required).

Emergency Food Box:
*see guidelines for service
a small box of pre-selected items designed to provide a few meals until the next scheduled area pantry is available

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

*Emergency food is only available if no other pantries are open or the family in need lives within local neighborhood and has transportation issues (one visit per year limit). Please see the list of CURRENT LOCAL FOOD PANTRIES for dates and times of availability.

Bonus Food Pantry: (CURRENTLY DRIVE-THROUGH DUE TO COVID-19)
1 p.m.- 3 p.m. each 3rd Thursday of the month, except for December
(December’s bonus pantry will be the 2nd Wednesday)

Pre-bagged selection of items including dry goods, canned goods, frozen items, and miscellaneous through OLM’s participation of the government TEFAP food distribution. No ID or proof of residency required for this pantry distribution.

Clothing & Goods Pantry:
shop a selection of donated clothing & coats of all sizes, along with housewares such as place settings, sheets and blankets, and more

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
(by appointment)

Items needed: Photo ID for each adult, proof of need (call 765-644-2121 for details)

Nutrition & Cooking Classes:
3-4 weekly classes per session
Schedule varies throughout the year

Seasonal Programs

Christmas Wishes Program

  • Christmas meal box for singles or families
  • Toys for any children
  • Basic essentials as available (shoes, coats, hats, gloves, soap, etc)
  • Full family sponsorship available for those with critical needs and emergency situations

Registrations by appointment Mon, Tues, Thurs in October
No-Charge Shopping Experience in early December

Find out more information and how to get involved here!

Back to School Readiness Program

  • Backpacks for children in need
  • Items matched to the need for each child, given the school supply list provided
  • Special clothing pantry shopping experience for back-to-school clothes
  • Partnerships with several area organizations to provide supplies and/or backpacks to pre-qualified participants

Registrations by appointment Mon, Tues, Thurs in Jun/July
Distribution in July/August

Human Services Programs

A Balanced Budget: Budget Assessment, Guidance, and Financial Assistance 

Our Human Services Coordinator and Assistant will guide applicants through budgeting processes, including increasing income with employment or government supports programs as well as cost reduction techniques and tips, while focusing on long-term financial sustainability. Financial assistance is open to those who are able to make a commitment to long-term changes that will lead to gaining financial literacy, seeking improved employment, and achieving goals for their families and futures.

Interested in making a change? Fill out the Balanced Budget Program Interest Form Here!

Balanced Budget Programs include:

  • Needs Assessment and Customized Sustainability Plans, including Referrals
  • Financial Assistance Intervention for Qualified Participants
  • Budgeting Assistance & Financial Literacy Tools