We are pleased to have Boulevard Place Food Pantry at the Market this Saturday. They will be on hand to answer all your questions about their mission and to raise awareness about feeding the hungry in our community.
Our own BRFM vendors donated 9,558 pounds of fresh produce to Boulevard Place in 2017. Pantry Director Cindy Brown says, “The Monday morning shoppers at the food pantry are always eager to see what produce has arrived over the weekend. Some of the favorites include collards and other greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, corn, and squash.”
Here some things you might not know about Boulevard Place Food Pantry:
- Boulevard Place provides emergency food assistance to communities including Crown Hill, Butler Tarkington, and Broad Ripple among others.
- The food pantry has been operating from 4202 N. Boulevard Place since Aug 2012. It is a stand-alone building that provides plenty of parking and easy street level access.
- 2,700 persons are served at the pantry each month.
- The Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program provides the pantry’s shoppers with bi-monthly nutrition classes that focus on healthy eating habits. During the summer months they the fresh produce from the Market into their recipes and healthy eating education.
- Boulevard Place partners with Eagle Creek Elementary School in a food rescue program. During the school year the pantry rescues milk, cheese sticks, yogurt, apples, pears, raisins and breakfast bars. The food previously wasted, goes home with Boulevard Place shoppers.
- Boulevard Place has approximately 120 volunteers who assist shoppers, stock shelves, unload deliveries, repackage bulk food, and clean & maintain the property. The volunteers are adults and students from area schools including Butler University.
Learn more about the Boulevard Place Food Pantry by stopping by their booth on Saturday.