Food Pantry Donations & Current Needs

Donations:

Delaware Township Food Pantry is a donation-based food pantry and relies on your donations to continue to provide our community with essential food and hygiene items.

Our office is open to accept donations anytime during our office hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.

All donations of non-perishable food and hygiene items are accepted. Monetary donations are also accepted. We use monetary donations to buy milk, eggs, meat, and household items to provide to our food pantry clients. We cannot currently accept donations of clothing or other items as we do not have the space.

Donations can be dropped off in our office or in the bin in the lobby. If you prefer, you can call from the parking lot, and a member of staff will come out to your car to collect the donation. We have carts available to assist in collecting your donation.

All donations are very welcome and appreciated!


Current Needs:

Updated 11/29/2022

Our pantry is OUT OF: Creamed Corn, Size 6 Diapers, Tomato Paste, Baking Mixes, Sloppy Joe Mix, Canned Chicken, Baking Mixes (Cake, Muffins, Cookies), and Chili.

Our pantry is NEARLY OUT OF: Canned Fruit, Cream of Chicken, Canned Meats, Chunky Soups, Canned & Boxed Meals, Crackers, Granola Bars, Oats, Pasta & Pasta Sauce, Size 3, 4, 5, & 7 Diapers, Sugar, Oil, and Flour

*Please prioritize donating the above items if you can*

  • Taco Shells, Ramen, Pasta
  • Canned Fruit**
  • Rice, Rice-Roni, Boxed Meals (Hamburger Helper), Dried Beans, Boxed Potatoes (Mashed, Au Gratin)
  • Canned Meals (Chili, Sloppy Joe, Ravioli, Spaghettios, Corn Beef Hash, Beefaroni, Spaghetti)**
  • Granola Bars, Crackers, Cookies
  • Canned Spam, Salmon, Beef, Tuna, Chicken, or Turkey**
  • Juice, Jelly/Jam, Applesauce
  • Baking Mixes, Corn Bread Mix
  • Creamed Corn, Canned Potatoes, Diced Tomatoes, Tomato Sauce
  • Kidney Beans, Chili Beans, Cannellini Beans, Butter Beans, Garbanzo Beans, Black Beans
  • Condiments, Stock/Broth
  • Deodorant, Shampoo, Paper Towels, Maxi Pads, Tampons, Toilet Paper
  • Diapers, Baby Formula, Baby Food, Baby Wipes
  • Detergent, Dish Soap, Cleaning Products, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Bar Soap, Razors

We currently have an excess amount of canned green beans and corn, so we ask that where possible your donations of these items go to another food pantry. Thank you!

For a more complete list check out our Amazon wish list!


❄️Delaware Township Trustee’s Office is hosting a holiday food drive!❄️

Our township office has an on-site food pantry available for use by all residents in the HSE school district. Please see the attached document to learn a bit more about our food pantry’s history!

This year, we have seen an unprecedented increase in the need from our community for food; a 66% increase from last year! We are only able to run our food pantry based on the generosity of donors like yourselves. We ask that you and your staff help us fight hunger this holiday season and pack Santa’s sleigh! ⛄🛷

We will have a drop-off point in our lobby where all donations can be made, or you can leave items in our office (We ask that for large donations you call ahead and arrange a time, where possible).

Duration: Dec. 1st to Dec. 22nd 2022

Location: Delaware Township Trustee’s Office

         9090 E. 131st Street, Fishers, IN 46038

Types of Items being Collected: 

* Non-perishable food items. *

Check out our Amazon Wishlist for our most needed items! 🛒Amazon Wishlist Link

You can have items from our Amazon Wishlist mailed directly to our address above. Please ensure to mark your item as ‘this order contains gift’ and include your name & contact information on the gift note so we can attribute your donation to you. 

Contest Rules:

The group/individual that donates the most food throughout the duration of the food drive will receive a commemorative plaque, a shout-out on our social media pages, and 50% off of a 1-day booking of our Community Center!  

*Availability & restrictions may apply, the Community Center booking date chosen will be approved and confirmed by the trustee. Limit of 1-day booking of a date before March 31st, 2023.​* ​ 

Notification of the winner will be Friday, January 13th, 2023. The winner will be announced on our Facebook page and will be called/emailed to be notified.​​

To ensure your donation is counted, please notify an office staff member when you leave your donation so it can be weighed and attributed to your group. If you plan to leave a donation after hours, please call ahead to leave contact details and make sure all bags/boxes of your donation are labeled with your group’s name. Receipts will be provided upon request. 

Scoreboard:

We will be posting ongoing updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages with current rankings for the contest! Follow us at DelawareTownshipIN on FB and @DelawaretwnspIN on Twitter to keep up to date! 

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #PackSantasSleigh to tag videos, photos, and posts of your donations!

🛷 Help us Pack Santa’s Sleigh! 🛷