Our Missional Food Pantry serves those in need, both physically and spiritually, with the unconditional love of God by providing food, prayer and forming relationships with our recipients. In addition, our team offers Bible study and children's ministry for our volunteers' and recipients' families. Our hope is to see families grow from their current situation to a life of abundance.
"Mary & pantry volunteers, thank you so much for always being there for me and my family. The food is wonderful and the prayer is always comforting and encouraging. I feel loved and valued each month that I attend your pantry night. God bless you all for all that you are doing for the LORD and for others."
The Missional Food Pantry has been a part of Indy Vineyard’s outreach program for many years. Before it got its name, meals and groceries were given out on Community Nights. Since then, food has continued to be an integral part of Indy Vineyard outreach. Food is given to the pantry from members and generous donors, as well received through other local food services such as Midwest Food Bank.
“When I was in grad school I was broke. I didn’t have food. I remember going into my cupboard and all I had was rice. That’s what I ate for two, three days. And so I think that’s what spurred me to always have a heart and compassion for people. And I knew I could call, I had my parents as backup. But I wasn’t’ gonna ask them I was too proud, but at least I knew I had [them]. Some people don’t even have that! I always think about that. What if I didn’t have that option. I think that’s what spurred me to get involved. People are so awesome, you know? I think when people are in hard times it draws you closer to the Lord, and sometimes it actually strengthens my faith to see their faith.”
— Anita, volunteer