Community Resources


COVID-19

If you experience symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath and have a recent contact with someone suspected of having COVID-19, please contact IN State Department of Health at (317) 233-7125 (day), and (317) 233-1325 (after-hours). Call your doctor for instructions.

RESOURCES AND INFORMATION

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LOCAL RESOURCES

Financial Resources & Assistance

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Food Assistance
  • Anderson Community Schools
    • (765) 641-2000
    • ACS Food Services will be distributing cold grab & go meals at bus stops for all enrolled students through October 7th while remote (virtual) instruction is taking place. Meal distribution will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Meals can also be picked up from Highland Middle School (door #4) and Anderson High School (door #2) on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. for anyone who misses the bus route meal distribution or prefers to pick meals up instead. You will be asked for student names to verify they are enrolled ACS students.
  • Anderson Preparatory Academy
    • (765) 649-8472
    • Virtual Learning families may receive free breakfast and lunch meals for APA students weekly. Food service staff will deliver meals right to your doorstep. We will be reaching out to families via text inquiring whether or not this service is wanted. For questions contact ldillon@bffoodsk12.com.
  • West Side Food Pantry - Carrie M. Hyatt
    • 2215 Fulton St, Anderson, IN 46016
    • (765) 649-1892
    • Located off of Raible and 22nd Street at Westvale Manor Apartments 
  • Helping Hands Hand Food Pantry
    • Located in St. John's Lutheran Church
    • 310 East 53rd Street, Anderson, 46013
    • (765) 644-6020
    • Open the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, excluding holidays. 
    • To receive assistance, pick up a ticket in the church parking lot between 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM each pantry day
  • Lapel Community Food Pantry
    • 1321 Main St, Lapel, IN 46051
    • Friday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., closed any 5th Saturday of a month 
    • Masks are required. Food pick up is now two times per month instead of every week. One person per household can come inside to select items, and only two persons will be allowed inside at a time. Volunteers will register and notify of your turn.
  • Lifestream - Senior Safety Net Food Distributions
    • LifeStream Services and Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana have expanded their Senior Safety Net food distributions to offer new locations in Muncie and Anderson. The Senior Safety Net food distributions provide easy access locations for seniors to receive nutritious foods. Assorted foods available to those 60 years of age and older.
  • Lil Miracles Pregnancy Resource Center
    • 2709 East 38th Street, Anderson, 46015
    • (765) 606-7956
    • Assistance with diapers, wipes, clothing, and food/formula
  • Operation Love Ministries
    • 620 E 21st Street, Anderson, IN 46016
    • Email: info@operationloveministries.org
    • (765) 641-2121
    • Available by phone, email, or by door buzzer on south entrance.
    • No Public Entry.
    • Food Pantry OPEN by drive-through on Wednesdays 9-11:30 am and 1-3:30 pm. ID still required.
    • Bonus Pantry on 3rd Thursdays of the month 1-3 pm (No ID needed).
    • You MAY pick up boxes on behalf of others with the following: copy of photo ID of individual served, a note of authorization, and photo ID for person picking up box.
  • Pendleton Community Library
    • 595 East Water Street, Pendleton, 46064
    • (765) 778-7527
    • Offering a curb-side pick up food pantry. Choose a total of 10 items from an itemized list, while supplies last. Once items are chosen, a library staff member will retrieve the items, and bring them to you. 
  • Pete's Pantry
    • Located in The Lutheran Church of Our Blessed Savior
    • 309 West Washington Street, Alexandria, 46001
    • (765) 724-7566
    • Located at the Lutheran Church of Our Blessed Savior – 9:30-11 am Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Drive-thru pantry. You may receive help with food twice a month. You must be a resident of Alexandria, Orestes or Summitville (proof of residence required)
  • Salvation Army
    • 1615 Meridian St. Anderson, IN 46016
    • Email: shelly.delong@usc.salvationarmy.org
    • (765) 644-2538
    • Drive-thru pantry the last Tuesday of the month: 9 - 1 p.m. 
    • Baby pantry- call first so items can be gathered, financial assistance also available, please ask for Shelly Delong.
  • Second Harvest Tailgate
    • 6621 North Old State Road 3, Muncie, 47303
    • (765) 287-8698
    • See schedule for dates, times, and locations.

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Physical & Mental Medical Assistance

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Shelters
  • Alternatives, Inc.
    • 866-593-9999
    • Serving Hamilton, Hancock, Henry, Madison, Marion, and Tipton Counties
    • Sexual and Domestic Violence Support Services
    • Emergency and Transitional Housing
    • Children's Support Services
    • Crisis Call Center and Response Team
  • The Christian Center
    • 625 Main Street, Anderson, 46016
    • (765) 649-4264
    • Meals for anyone in need
    • Men's Shelter
  • Willow Place
    • 123 East 10th Street, Anderson, 46016
    • (765) 400-5963
    • Emergency short-term shelter for homeless women
    • Meals via The Christian Center

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INDIANA RESOURCES

  • Back on Track Indiana
    • Governor Holcomb's Roadmap to Safely Reopen Indiana
  • Be Well Indiana
    • Mental Health tips for all, Substance Use Disorder and Recovery Resources, Covid-19 resources, and Assistance for Hoosiers
  • Indiana Retired Teachers Association
    • 877-457-8839
    • K-12 Homework Help
    • The hotline is open Monday-Friday from 1-5 p.m

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Federal Programs

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FREE & REDUCED INTERNET ACCESS

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