Who we are
The White River Christian Church Food Pantry’s mission is to secure and distribute food to the needy in the name of Jesus in an effort to alleviate hunger in the greater Hamilton County, Indiana area. Our Pantry is a 100% volunteer organization. We do not receive any government assistance for the procurement of food to operate our pantry. We regularly provide 250 families with food each week.
What we do
Our Food Pantry secures food and non-food essentials (toilet paper, soap, toothpaste, laundry detergent, etc.) through purchases and donations. The Food Pantry purchases about half of what is distributed at significantly reduced costs through organizations such as Gleaners Food Bank, Meijer, Red Gold Tomatoes and others. Donated items are received from individuals, churches, businesses, and organizations as well as the Midwest Food Bank, and local grocery chains such as Kroger, and many others. We serve residents of Hamilton County each week without requiring them to meet any financial guidelines or requirements.
We operate a "choice" pantry. This means each household coming to our pantry is permitted to shop through the pantry picking out the food and household items that they want and/or need. The amount of food and non-food items a client is permitted is based upon their household size.
How can I help?
You can donate any of the following: pasta, pasta sauces, canned goods, peanut butter, jelly, beans, rice, canned meats, chunky soups with meat, and bars of soap.
Drop-off donations at the following times:
Tuesdays, 9 am-noon
Wednesdays, 9 am-4 pm
Thursdays, 10 am-noon & 3-6 pm
Park near the big garage door at 1605 N. 10th Street, enter through the door to the right of the garage door and there should be someone to assist you. If you do not see anyone, please place your donations in the large yellow bin with the "Donations Here" sign just inside the door. Thank you!
If you represent a business or have any questions about donations, please contact our Food Pantry Director, Jeff DeMasie, at 317-776-2848 or .
You may request a receipt for your donation using this form.
- Follow this link for Ways To Give.
Serve at the Food Pantry
Please email Chris Owens at if you are interested in serving at the food pantry. You will receive an email by Friday of that week for 3-hour serving shifts for the following Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday that you may choose from.