About Us

Our Hobart Food Pantry was founded in 1982.

The Hobart Food Pantry is dedicated to providing for the needs of the people by collecting and distributing food and  grocery products, educating the community about hunger, and collaborating with others who address basic human needs. The Clients: We serve an average of 175 households per week. the holidays of 2020, we serve 240 at Thanksgiving and 280 for Christmas. We were able to provide each household a turkey or ham for the holiday, along with fresh milk, eggs, breads, fruits & vegetables and non-perishable items to give nourishment to their family. All of our qualified clients can come to our pantry every week. This is not a practice that most community pantries can offer. Most community pantries can only assist a client once a month. We are very proud to provide this weekly service.

The Food

The food we distribute is donated to us through food drives, individuals, businesses, churches, schools, and community organizations. We continue to be blessed with a great variety of food to offer our clients thanks to these community food collections. We are not a partner with Indiana Food Bank. We do not have any city, state or government ties. We operate on the generosity of our community. We have produce, bread, meat, and bakery items donated to us by our local grocery stores. We do have refrigerators and freezers for the perishable donations and purchases.

The Volunteers

Volunteers continue to be the lifeblood of our Pantry. We are an ALL-VOLUNTEER organization. We have about 40 consistent volunteers. We have volunteer hours listed if you are interested. Please call us for further information. We are always looking for new recruits.

The Funds

Our average monthly expenses can reach up to $8000.00 per month. We buy milk, eggs, and meat on a weekly basis. Twice a year we use funds to place a large grocery order. Our funds come to us through local grants, individuals, businesses, churches, and community organizations. We depend on the community’s generosity to help us meet these needs.

Our Board of Trustees

Theresia Larimore, Executive Director and President (TLarimore@frontier.com)
Mary Adams, Vice-President
Karen Robbins CPA, Treasurer
Maggie Diaz, Secretary
Elaine Haller
Cathy Jackson
Denise Mann

IN the News

Kiwanians put new spin on food pantry donations

HOBART — COVID-19 has altered the Hobart Kiwanis Club’s annual drive for the Hobart Food Pantry, but the end result still boosted the pantry’s shelves.Because social distancing prevented the traditional door-to-door pickup, Kiwanians turned to neighborhood drop-offs.

Oct 27, 2020 Updated Nov 18, 2020

Events

The Postal Carrier Food Drive

The citizens of Hobart can donate by placing non-perishables in a bag by or in your mailbox. The postal carriers will pick up these donations on May 8 when they deliver your mail.

May 8, 2021

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Find Us

200 South Hobart Road Hobart, IN 46342
219-947-7779
HobartFoodPantry@gmail.com