Franciscan Center ministries
sack lunch program
Over 1,200 lunches delivered to the hungry each Saturday. Please call the main office at 260-744-3977 for more information. It takes more than 30 volunteers and 75 hours each week to prepare sack lunches.
NOTE: Lunches are delivered on Saturdays only, to a predetermined area. But if not in that area, we offer walk ups.
Food Pantry Program
Neighborhood families come to the food pantry once a month to receive groceries and a smile. It takes more than 350 volunteer hours to serve an average of 800+ families each month! Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-11am. NOTE: It is necessary to bring a piece of mail with your name and current address and a photo ID. The Food Pantry Program can only be used one (1) time in a calendar month per family.
This unique program serves individuals with over-the-counter medications, toiletries and personal hygiene needs. These basic necessities are not covered by food stamps or offered by other area pantries. In just 4 hours each month the Medicine Cabinet serves over 400 families. Hours: Wednesday from 9am-11am. NOTE: It is necessary to bring a piece of mail with your name and current address and a photo ID. The Medicine Cabinet Program can only be used one (1) time in a calendar month per family.
Feed My Sheep
This program encourages community groups, business groups, neighborhood associations and churches to support the Food Pantry by providing the tools for organizing their own food drives to benefit the Franciscan Center. The organization also provides specialized shopping bags with the Feed My Sheep logo. When donations are made the filled bags are collected and distributed by the Franciscan Center.