Times have been tough on many in our community. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Indiana’s poverty rate has increased to 16.3%–one point higher than the national average. Seniors and children are at a higher risk; Gleaners Food Bank’s hunger relief network provides more than 11,000 senior citizens with emergency food assistance each year, and the network served approximately 69,187 children under the age of 18 in central and southeastern Indiana in 2009.
But no one needs to go hungry or be without adequate clothing in Hendricks County. There are several local resources to support those in need, complemented by the addition of TheStorehouse at Bethesda Baptist Church.
TheStorehouse is a place to find words of encouragement; people who will listen and care about your unique circumstances; people who will meet urgent food and clothing needs. Inspired by the Old Testament figure, Joseph, storing food for the impending times of famine, the people at Bethesda care about the community. They care about you.
From TheStorehouse: “TheStorehouse seeks to show and intentionally share the Gospel of Jesus Christ by meeting urgent material needs in our community of Brownsburg. We work collectively as a church to meet needs through TheStorehouse. TheStorehouse is for people who attend Bethesda Baptist Church and for those who do not. We are open Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. to meet urgent clothing and food needs. We provide and take donations of…”
Any need, great or small, we are here to help! Donations can be dropped off at Door #5 at Bethesda Baptist Church.
Located in the big brown barn (look for TheStorehouse sign) at 7950 E CR 650E, Brownsburg, IN 46112, TheStorehouse is open on Wednesdays from 4-6:30 p.m. For more information, call 317-852-3101.
Our community is not immune to struggle, but we take pleasure in helping one another when times are tough. Help is always available to those who need it.
Statistics provided with great thanks to http://www.indyhunger.org/about-hunger.