Brownsburg annual food drive helps pantry stock up for the Holidays

BROWNSBURG – The Town of Brownsburg’s annual “Let’s Give” food drive is now underway to help a local pantry keep shelves stocked with non-perishable items through the holiday season.

Town administration asks for the community’s support of the canned and boxed items collection so area families in need can keep meals on the table. Donations can be made in the Brownsburg Town Hall lobby, 61 N. Green Street, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, November 1 through December 2.

The collection will be delivered to the Messiah Lutheran Food Pantry, which serves more than 700 Hendricks County families. The pantry distributes 40 to 60 boxes of food each Saturday morning, with the greatest need in November and December.

Brownsburg Town Manager Grant Kleinhenz said, “Hunger is an issue even here in the suburbs. Nearly 3,000 Hendricks County households get temporary assistance or SNAP benefits and may not always have enough to feed their families. Our farmers market vendors and shoppers donate to the Messiah Lutheran Food Pantry throughout the summer and we are so pleased to help it stock up for the holiday demand. We’re counting on residents, businesses and civic organizations to help make sure our neighbors in need don’t go without a meal.”

The 2015 food drive collected more than 2,800 items. The following items are suggested:

• Cereal and oatmeal
• Peanut butter
• Canned meat, chicken and tuna
• Canned or dry soup
• Canned fruit, vegetables and beans
• Boxed/canned potatoes
• Macaroni & cheese, rice and pasta
• Pasta sauce


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