Food Pantry

We have an onsite food pantry available for those who reside in the Hamilton Southeastern School District (Delaware, Fall Creek, Wayne Townships). The pantry is open Monday–Friday 10AM–3PM. In 2019, the pantry distributed 44,963 pounds of food to families in need. The Delaware township trustee’s office partners with local gardens grown by Fishers Rotary Club and Christ the Savior Lutheran Church and in 2019 the pantry distributed over 1,500 pounds of fresh produce.

Food Pantry Policy During COVID-19 updated effective 5/10/2021

Post Covid return to in-person pantry visit procedure:

  1. Upon arriving in the parking lot please call 317-913-5525
    • If no one is using pantry you will be directed to enter building.
    • If someone is using pantry you will be asked to wait in your car.  We will call when it is your turn to enter the building.
  2. Clients will be asked to wear masks in pantry and use hand sanitizer upon entering the building.  When you come in, you will fill out a pantry application form.  Staff will check to ensure the form is filled in properly and check to see if you are eligible for monthly pantry items (toothpaste, detergent, diapers, toilet paper, etc.)
    • If you are eligible for monthly items, you will be given a sheet to make your selections.
    • Staff will make note of client’s milk/egg/meat request.
  3. Client may select food items from the pantry and will weigh their own bags.
  4. Staff will pull monthly items, milk, eggs, and meat option for clients.
  5. Client will use cart to take items to car and return cart.

Política de despensa alimentaria durante covid-19 actualizado efectivo 5/10/2021

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the pantry located?
Delaware Township Government Center 9090 E. 131st Street Fishers, IN 46038

How do families access the pantry?                                                                                                                              Clients will call from the parking lot. 317-913-5525. If no one is using pantry – clients will be directed to enter building and fill out yellow sheet. If someone is using pantry – clients will be informed that they need to wait.   If clients have cell number, we will call when it is their turn.  If they do not, we can signal to them to come in.

Who may use the pantry?
Any families who reside in the Hamilton Southeastern School District (Delaware, Fall Creek, and Wayne Townships).

When is the pantry open?
Monday-Friday from 10am-3pm

What do clients need to bring?
On their first visit clients are asked to bring photo identification and proof of residency (utility bill, lease, etc.).

Hearing Impaired?
Text 317-417-1714 when you arrive.

How much food do clients receive?
Clients will receive a selection of pre-bagged items for each family. When possible, clients will be asked about specific needs and provided those items if they are available. We ask that clients only take what they need.

How often can clients use the pantry?
Clients may visit the pantry once a week.

How often can clients receive household items?
If funding allows, clients are offered household items once a month.

How can you help?

• Food pantry is stocked with donations from the community.

• Citizens can donate food or household items between 10am-3pm Monday-Friday at 9090 E. 131st St.

• Monetary donations are accepted. Checks can be made payable to the Delaware Township Food Pantry.

• Donations are tax-deductible.

• Trustee works with many churches and non-profits in Hamilton County to coordinate the distribution of food in our community.

Current Food Pantry Needs

                  • Fabric Softener
                  • Canned Fruit
                  • Sloppy Joe
                  • Pop Tarts
                  • Juice
                  • Pancake Mix/Syrup
                  • All Purpose Baking Mix
                  • All donations are welcome!