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Working Together: Food pantry working to help meet the need

Posted at 8:46 PM, Mar 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-28 20:52:42-04

Working Together is a new WRTV initiative that focuses on telling impactful stories highlighting the wide range of cultures, areas and people that make central Indiana the place that it is. Through our Working Together initiative, we will share the stories of our communities and carry their voices forward. We’re Working for You by Working Together.

INDIANAPOLIS — One food pantry is still supporting and helping those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Volunteers at the Northside Ministry Food Pantry helped get food to families trying to make it through the pandemic for two hours Saturday.

As people pulled up to the Second Presbyterian Church, volunteers took steps to limit person-to-person contact.

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"We make them stay in their vehicles and then we shop inside and I try to take as many notes to get them the products that they want," Lisa Enright, a coordinator for the pantry, said.

The pantry used to be self-serve, but the distribution style has had to change to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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"We load the products in just trying to be safe and distanced apart," Enright said.

Enright says they are also seeing a lot of new families and people who are out of work and just trying to feed people.

"They are so appreciative, I mean more than I've ever seen," Enright said.

The pantry used to rely on senior citizens to volunteer, but because they are considered to be the most vulnerable when it comes to the virus, younger people are stepping in to help out.

"We are seeing an uptick in our young volunteers, which is awesome because they are home and available to help us," Enright said.

What is Working Together?
Working Together is a new WRTV initiative that focuses on telling impactful stories highlighting the wide range of cultures, areas and people that make central Indiana the place that it is. Through our Working Together initiative we will share the stories of our communities and carry their voices forward. We’re Working for You by Working Together.

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