Church Women United Food Pantry
Food insecurity refers to USDA's measure of lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members and limited or uncertain availability to nutritionally adequate foods. Food insecure households are not necessarily food insecure all the time. Food insecurity may reflect a household's need to make trade-offs between important basic needs, such as housing or medical bills, and purchasing nutritionally adequate foods. In Tippecanoe County, our food insecurity rate is 16.8%. That's almost 30,000 people!
Church Women United Food Pantry has been working to fight hunger for several decades and served more than 20,000 clients in 2014. The organization was previously known as the Bauer Food Pantry because it had been at that location for 42 years. Due to space constraints caused by the reopening of Oakland Elementary School, the food pantry was forced to relocate in 2015. They found a new home in the former Arth Drug Store across from St. Elizabeth Central at 1320 Tippecanoe St. They are generously being offered the building rent free for five years, but they will now be responsible for utilities and additional expenses they are not used to paying. They also had to bring the building up to code and make needed repairs including a new roof, an accessible ramp, new flooring, lighting and a fresh coat of paint.
Please consider making a donation of food or funds to help support this volunteer organization that works so diligently to feed the hungry in our area.