May 22, 2020

Feeding central and southern Indiana

Compiled by Natalie Hoefer

Below is a partial list of parishes and Catholic organizations that shared information with The Criterion on new or continued programs to feed the hungry in this time of increased need during the COVID-19 outbreak. Other listings were included in the May 15 and May 22 issues.

• St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Milan collects a bag of groceries from parishioner each month to donate to the Milan Food pantry. While the church was closed, parishioners brought their bags individually to the food pantry—one parishioner donated the meat of an entire cow. The parish continues to donate funds monthly to the pantry.

• St. John the Evangelist Parish in Indianapolis continues its Garden Door Ministry, which parish pastor Father Rick Nagel says has seen an increase in need as other local downtown food ministries temporarily shut down.

• Members of Holy Trinity Parish in Edinburgh continue to support and participate in a local ecumenical food pantry, which parish life coordinator Deacon Russell Woodard says has seen the number it serves double between March and April. †

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