We thank the Brown County Community Foundation for their many years of support to us and to so many organizations in Brown County. With the help of the foundation's generous grants in 2020, we purchased a walk-in cooler/freezer and a refrigerator truck. Both have been put to great use in procuring and storing food for distribution at our pantry and at numerous pop-up pantries held at locations throughout the county. The foundation is also a regular and major supporter of our annual Back to School program.
We are also thankful to receive support from area churches especially Church of the Lakes, Nashville United Methodist Church, Nashville Christian, Parkview Church of the Nazarene, Becks Grove Christian and Christiansburg United Methodist. Special seasonal donations have been made by St. Barnabas Catholic Church, Indianapolis, St. Rose of Lima in Franklin, Indiana and St. David's Episcopal in Bean Blossom, Indiana.
We also acknowledge on-going partnerships and collaboration with CYO Camp Rancho Framasa, Christ Church Cathedral Strawberry Festival, Jay C Food Store in Columbus, Sisters of the Holy Cross in Notre Dame, South Central Community Against Poverty, South Central Indiana REMC Operation Round-Up, Meijer in Greenwood, CVS in Nashville, Walgreen's in Franklin, and Purdue University Extension in Brown County, Thank you all.
Our friends at Kroger have been donating meat, breads, pastries, and various other groceries.
Walmart awards us grants to support our programs. The Merchant Mile store in Columbus helps tremendously with running the Back To School program every year.
Sam's Club awards us grants and donates gift cards.
Our local IGA Food Market has long been a supporter and hosts our Little Store (resale shop) in the small building just to the right of the market.
The Lions have provided support for our annual Back to School program for a number of years.
The Rotary Club is a regular supporter of our work in the county.
Community Organizations Active in a Disaster for the Greater Good
Brown County COAD is a community-led and community-focused organization comprised of representatives from key public, private, and non-profit agencies. The county help Hotline is 812-988-0001.
Northern Brown County Food Alliance
NBCFA is a St David's Episcopal Church led organization serving the needs of households in the top half of the county.
Brown County TRIAD
Triad brings together local law enforcement and volunteers to look in on seniors, the sick or disabled to provide some community help and support. They sometimes pick up food at the pantry for the folks they help.