The Hunger Challenge

Hunger is a real and growing problem in our community.

  • 50 million, or 1 out of 6, people in America struggle with food insecurity.
  • 313,880 people in central and southeast Indiana are food insecure, meaning they don’t always know where their next meal is coming from.
  • The number of children under the age of 18 living in poverty in Marion County has doubled since 2000, with approximately 1 in 4 children living in poverty.
  • In 2011, 86% of Indianapolis Public School students received free or reduced-cost lunches.
  • Children living in or being born into food-insecure households are at much greater risk for low-birth weight, hospitalizations, and poor cognitive, academic and psychosocial development, according to a report from the New York Academy of Sciences.

What Can We Do?

The Mid-North Food Pantry, located in the Trinity Outreach Center at 3333 N. Meridian Street in Indianapolis, provides supplemental food and basic necessities for Marion County residents in need. The pantry is working to meet the increased need for food and offer healthy staple foods to its clients.

Your support as a volunteer or donor will help the pantry feed the hungry.  Please take the Hunger Challenge and commit to helping alleviate hunger in our community this year.