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'Pop-up' sites will distribute free food at 3 sites beginning Wednesday

Future pop-up distribution will be announced as they are determined.
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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — "Pop up" food distribution sites, intended to get produce and dairy products to those in need, have been announced at various Indianapolis locations.

It's an effort by local churches in association with food banks and public and private partnerships.

“The Indianapolis community is doing what it does best, stepping up to help neighbors who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Mayor Joe Hogsett. “Thank you to the volunteers and community partners for answering the call to service, helping to ensure that the basic needs of our city’s families are met during this unprecedented time.”

The program allows participants to drive up to distribution sites for fresh, free food items. The following sites are open on Wednesday, March 25 and Friday, March 27 from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, March 28 from 1-3 p.m.:

Site #1: Hovey Street Church of Christ

2338 Hovey Street

Indianapolis, IN 46218

Site #2: Barnes United Methodist Church

900 West 30th Street

Indianapolis, IN 46208

Site #3: Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

1301 N. Goodlet Ave

Indianapolis. IN 46222

Future distribution locations will be announced as they are determined.

“As the cascading effects of COVID-19 virus come to light, Midwest Food Bank is prepared to offer any resources available to us to continue to care for Hoosiers that are at risk and need of food assistance,” said John Whitaker, executive director of Midwest Food Bank. “We count it a privilege to work with city officials and Mayor Hogsett on a collaborative effort to provide a pop-up distribution model for fresh produce to those in Marion County who are in need.”

Click here to access the city's COVID-19 resource guide or call 317-327-4MAC between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.