Community Resources


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Financial Resources & Assistance

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Food & Essentials Assistance
  • Anderson Community Schools
    • (765) 641-2000
    • Anderson Community Schools are having drive-through food pantries for the following schools. Students must attend the school for the family to participate, and recipients must stay in the car.
      -  Highland Middle School - 1st Thursday of the month 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
      -  Anderson Intermediate - 2nd Tuesday of the month 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
      -  Valley Grove School - 2nd Tuesday of the month 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
      -  Anderson Elementary School - 3rd Tuesday of the month 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
      -  Tenth Street School - 3rd Tuesday of the month 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Anderson Preparatory Academy
    • (765) 221-9226
    • 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, concerns, or requests, text 765-221-9226. Please include your first and last name, phone number, and your request.

  • Carrie M. Hyatt - West Side Food Pantry
    • 2215 Fulton St, Anderson, IN 46016
    • (765) 649-1892
    • Located off of Raible and 22nd Street at Westvale Manor Apartments 

  • Eleos Center
    • 601 Merdian St., Anderson, IN 46011
    • (765) 649-4264
    • Monday through Thursday 9 AM - 4 PM
    • Services include: laundry facilities, showers, postal address location to receive mail, and clothing vouchers.

  • 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

  • The George Morrisett Center 
    • Elwood Ministerial Association, 208 South Anderson Street, Elwood IN 46036
    • (765) 552-5577
    • Elwood residents only
    • A choice pantry. Fill out your order, the pantry staff fills it and then put it in your vehicle.
    • Hours are Monday 6-7:30 pm and Wednesday and Thursday 10 am - 12 pm.

  • 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:
    • (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.

  • Park Place Church of God
    • 501 College Drive, Anderson, IN 46012
    • (765) 642-0216
    • Food pantry is currently operating as a drive thru and with modified hours.
    • Open: Tuesday & Friday 12-2 pm & Thursday 6-7:30 pm. (Closed on holidays.)
    • We offer food, prayer, listening, nutrition classes, Christmas gift bags, and information for other assistance.

  • 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:
    • (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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  • 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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  • 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 Tuesday - Thursday from 1-5 p.m

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Federal Programs

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