Love Chapel

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Nobody should go hungry, and you don't have to.

Obtaining groceries can be a huge financial burden, but we can help lighten the load. For individuals interested in long-term resources, we have a variety of food pantries to provide healthy essentials at no cost.

For a full list of schedules and locations, see below.

Am I eligible?

We want to offer food to anybody who needs it, but in order to do that, we have a few eligibility requirements to receive support.

First, to ensure that we can help as many people as possible, we can only allow one monthly visit to the full pantry, which is about 7-10 days of food, and one weekly visit to the produce/bread pantry.

Second, we ask that you provide proof of residence, which can be a piece of mail or any of the alternatives listed below:

  • Utility bill
  • Rent receipt
  • Prescription bottle
  • School correspondence
  • Postmarked, self-addressed envelope

Your proof of residence must include your name, mailing address, and date within 30 days of the pantry visit.

How to receive help

Bring proof of residence.

This can be a utility bill, rent receipt, prescription bottle, school correspondence, or even a postmarked, self-addressed envelope.

Visit the main pantry or an outreach pantry.

The main pantry is open Monday-Saturday from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

Evening hours and mobile pantry hours are listed below in the FAQ’s.

Get some food.

Monthly full pantry visits include frozen and canned meat, fresh and canned fruit and vegetables, milk, eggs, pasta, breakfast food, peanut butter, bread, and more.

Weekly visits include fresh produce and bread.

Hungry now? We have hot meals too.

Sometimes you need to eat something sooner than you can cook a load of groceries, which is why we also offer hot meals every week at several locations throughout the city.


Every Sunday | 5:00pm-5:50pm
St. Bartholomew Catholic Church
1306 27th Street, Columbus, IN 47201

1st & 3rd Sundays | 5:00pm-6:30pm
Manasseh Ministries
6719 Base Road, Columbus, IN 47201

2nd Sundays | 5:00pm-5:30pm
East Columbus UMC
2439 Indiana Avenue, Columbus, IN 47201


Every Monday | 5:00pm-6:00pm
First United Methodist Church
618 8th Street, Columbus, IN 47201

Every Monday* | 5:00pm-6:00pm
Hope Moravian Church
202 Main Street, Hope, IN 47246
*Meals not served in July & December or when schools are closed


Every Tuesday | 5:00pm-5:45pm
Memorial Baptist Church
2320 7th Street, Columbus, IN 47201


Every Wednesday | 5:00pm-5:45pm
Columbus Free Methodist
1511 22nd Street, Columbus, IN 47201


Every Thursday | 4:00pm-4:45pm
Salvation Army
2525 Illinois Avenue, Columbus, IN 47201


Every Friday | 4:30pm-5:30pm
First Presbyterian Church
512 7th Street, Columbus, IN 47201

4th Friday | 6:00pm-7:00pm
Columbus Baptist Church
4821 North US Highway 31, Columbus, IN 47201


1st, 2nd, & 4th Saturdays | 4:00pm-5:00pm
First Christian Church
531 5th Street, Columbus, IN 47201

2nd Saturday | 11:30am-12:30pm
Ogilville Christian Church
7891 West 450 South, Columbus, IN 47201

3rd Saturday | 4:00pm-6:00pm
Second Baptist Church
1325 10th Street, Columbus, IN 47201


I just moved to the area and don’t have proof of residency yet, but I need food. Can I get help?

Yes! We will provide a load of groceries at a food pantry one time without proof of residency.

My friend or family member lives in the same apartment as me. Can we both get food from Love Chapel?

No, only one monthly visit per household for a full pantry load and one weekly visit for a smaller produce/bread load.

How do you verify income?

We do not check income. Life is complicated, and any number of circumstances can suddenly change someone's financial situation. We want everyone who is in need—whether temporary or long-term—to be able to get food from Love Chapel.

I want to donate food. What do you need?

  • Peanut Butter
  • Cereal
  • Fresh and canned fruit and vegetables
  • Canned meat
  • Pasta
  • Macaroni & cheese
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Meals in a can with protein: Spaghetti-O's with Meatballs, ravioli, beef stew, etc.
  • Dried and canned beans (all kinds)

Where can I find the mobile food pantries?

1st Tuesday | 4:30-6:30pm 
Elizabethtown United Methodist Church
200 Washington St, Elizabethtown, IN 47232

2nd Wednesday | 2:00-4:00pm
Taylorsville United Methodist Church
1381 Tannehill Rd, Taylorsville, IN 47280

3rd Tuesday | 4:30-6:30pm         
Bethel Baptist Church
142 Deaver Rd, Columbus, IN 47201

4th Tuesday | 3:00–5:00pm 
Southside of Hope Square (please enter on the northside of the square)
625 Main St, Hope, IN 47246

When are evening pantries available?

1st Monday | 3:00–6:00PM
(October–June; August)

2nd Monday | 3:00–6:00PM

Still have questions?
Service Coordinator

(812) 372-9421, Ext. 105

292 Center St,
Columbus, IN 47201

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Columbus, IN 47201

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Columbus, IN 47203

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311 Center St.
Columbus, IN 47201

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