Hot Meals Around The Corner
Although Christmas time is inherently thought of as a period of luxury and joy, not everyone
is fortunate enough to experience those comforts. A recent study conducted by the United
States Department of Housing and Urban Development has revealed that an estimated 5,258
citizens are experiencing some form of homelessness.
A warm place to rest and a full stomach could mean the world to someone, but places to
get it aren’t always well known. The following establishments are not only open to the public
on December 25, but also places to volunteer if someone was interested in giving back to the
community this season.
Compassion Center in Indianapolis is a non-profit Christian organization that feeds the
homeless from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
of each week. It operates strictly off of donations and volunteers. It’s a very available
way to help serve those less fortunate during the holiday season.
The organization is located at 2616 S. Shelby St Indianapolis, IN 46203
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana Office
Gleaners Food Bank is state run food bank for those who have trouble getting essential
food items. The organization operates off of volunteers and state funding. Supplies pick
up hours are open on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. All that is needed to pick up
food and supplies is an ID and a piece of mail.
The organization is located at 3737 Waldemere Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46241
The following church locations offer hot meals around this time of year as well:
- Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral
1347 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46202
- St Mark’s Episcopal Church
710 E Buchanan St, Plainfield, IN 46168
- Roberts Park Methodist Church
401 N Delaware St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
by Noah Justice