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Bus brings food to those who need it most in Indianapolis

Mobile food pantry debuts Saturday
Posted: 9:32 PM, Nov 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-22 21:32:31-05

INDIANAPOLIS—A school bus converted into a mobile food pantry hits the streets of Indianapolis for the first time Saturday.

The group behind it hopes to bring food to those who need it the most, those who live in areas of the city without easy access to a supermarket.

Shelves have replaced seats in the bus which is run by a group called Faith, Hope and Love, headed by Merlin Gonzales.

The bus is fully funded by donations and is partnering with area churches. This Saturday, it will be parked outside Greater Works Church at East 62nd near Allisonville Road.

Gonzales hopes to provide food for 50 familes the first day. "Especially those working parents or those who struggle this time of year to bring their families together," he said.

Gonzales plans to partner with other churches in various areas of the city in coming weeks.