What is the CHEER Committee?

The Childhood Hunger Education, Engagement, and Reverence (CHEER) Committee is an active group of young people ages 3 to 12 years old and their parents learning, serving, and spreading CHEER to the Mid-North Food Pantry. Please email cheer@midnorthfoodpantry.org with any questions.

Indy Star Article

Maureen Gilmer of the Indianapolis Star published a great article about the CHEER Committee in December 2016!

Upcoming CHEER Events

Beginning January 1, 2017, we will begin offering CHEER Sundays to benefit MNFP. On the first Sunday of the month, we will invite families to collect most needed items for MNFP and help stock the pantry for the following Monday with their collected items. We ask all families interested in joining CHEER Sundays to email cheer@midnorthfoodpantry.org at least 1 week ahead as space is limited.

October 2016 Food Drive

The CHEER event on October 22, 2016 was a food drive hosted by a CHEER family where we collected over 1100 pounds of food and over $1000 for MNFP.

October 2016 CHEER Event

April 2015 Plant Distribution

In April, our good friend Phil donated vegetable plants for the CHEER Committee members to take home and nurture so that they can donate the produce back to the pantry.

CHEER Plants to Take Home

March 2015 Service Event

Egg Collection

On Sunday, March 22, 2015, with the assistance of Trinity Episcopal Church, the CHEER Committee was able to collect 115 dozen eggs and additional cash donations to purchase more eggs.  The committee, consisting of children ages 3 to 12 years old and their parents, counted the eggs, placed CHEER stickers on each carton of eggs, and loaded and unloaded the eggs to be distributed this week.

Easter Treat Bags

After the committee stocked the eggs, the group assembled over 100 Easter treat bags to help spread a little CHEER during the Easter season.

Change for Change

The attendees brought their Change for Change containers and raised over $120 in change to be donated to the pantry!

February 2015 Service Event

The CHEER Committee spent part of a Sunday afternoon creating 200 “breakfast bags,” each with an individually bagged bagel, jelly, granola bar, an apple, and a banana to distribute at the pantry the following Monday.  They also brought over 197 pounds of canned soup and meal-maker items from their Souper Bowl food drive and extra fresh bananas and bagels.