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


GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE



LOCAL RESOURCES

Financial Resources & Assistance
Food Assistance
  • Anderson Community Schools
    • (765) 641-2000
    • Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am-12pm delivering meals to all children under age 18 by school bus along school bus routes. Be outside to flag down a bus or visit a bus stop. E-learning packets are also available for pick up. 
  • Anderson Preparatory Academy
    • (765) 649-8472
    • Monday-Friday from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm at 29th Street. All children 18 and under are welcome.
  • 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 noon. (Remain in vehicle!)
    • Due to increased need, each car can receive only one weekly distribution. Clients are asked to bring a picture ID and proof of address (utility or phone bill if current address differs from information on ID).
  • 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 - 11:30 am & 1 - 2:30 pm. 
    • Baby pantry, 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.


Physical & Mental Medical Assistance

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
  • Dove Harbor
    • 1400 North Broadway, Anderson, 46012
    • (765) 649-4264
    • Christian-based transitional shelter for women and children/male children under 13
  • Willow Place
    • 123 East 10th Street, Anderson, 46016
    • (765) 400-5963
    • Emergency short-term shelter for homeless women
    • Meals via The Christian Center


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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