The News and Tribune is publishing a daily list of food pantries and free services offered to people in need of help during the coronavirus pandemic. If you know of additional free assistance available, please email details to email@example.com.
For a map of locations around Indiana, https://www.in.gov/fssa/dfr/5768.htm.
Center For Lay Ministries, 213 E. Maple St., Jeffersonville
Drive-thru service Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bring photo ID, proof of address and proof of number in household. Provided with non-perishable grocery items.
• Community Action of Southern Indiana, 1613 E. Eighth St., Jeffersonville
Community Action of Southern Indiana, with the help of the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana, has established an Emergency Relief Fund for individuals and families from Clark and Floyd counties who are negatively financially impacted by the current COVID-19 crisis. The fund is specifically designed to help people with medical bills, health insurance premiums and grocery expenses.
Applications for Emergency COVID-19 assistance are available at casi1.org or by calling 812-288-6451.
• LifeSpan Resources
Meals on Wheels through LifeSpan’s Meals to Go! program is available to adults age 60-plus or disabled, in Clark, Floyd, Harrison and Scott counties, with a demonstrated need such as no longer being able to cook or get to a grocery, etc. Please call LifeSpan at 812-948-8330 and ask to speak to an Options Counselor for an assessment and enrollment. Donations accepted.
Transportation for adults age 60-plus or disabled/wheelchair-bound, is available for medical trips or to the grocery, pharmacy, etc. Drivers wear PPE. Clients asked to wear masks. One rider per trip. Please call LifeSpan at 812-948-8330 and ask to speak to an Options Counselor to be registered for the program.
Other in-home services may be available through LifeSpan’s Case Management Program. Please call LifeSpan at 812-948-8330 and ask to speak to an Options Counselor for more information.
• Jeffersonville Township Trustee Office, 623 E. Court Ave., Jeffersonville
Assisting with home or apartment rental. The office is closed but you can pick up an application from the mail box on the office door or go online and fill out an application at Jefftwptrustee.com
• LifeSpring Health Systems
LifeSpring Health Systems, 460 Spring St., Jeffersonville, is taking new patients across our services - primary care, mental health, and substance abuse. We are now offering teletherapy and telemedicine to reduce the need to come in. New patients can fill out intake paperwork on the website www.lifespringhealthsystems.org or call 812-280-2080.
Services are provided regardless of the ability to pay, and accept Medicaid, Medicare, and primary insurance. Staff members can assist with obtaining insurance. LifeSpring Systems serves all ages in all services in 11 counties across Southern Indiana and has offices in each county - Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Scott, Washington, Crawford, Orange, Dubois, Perry, and Spencer. Primary care offices are in Jeffersonville, Austin, and Salem.
• Eastside Christian Church, 2319 Veterans Pkwy., Jeffersonville
Food pantry is open Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drive behind the church to Door 7 and a volunteer will come to your car and ask for name, address, phone number and photo ID. Volunteers will ask how many is in the household and will prepare food and bring it back to the car. You do not leave your vehicle. You can only visit the Food Pantry every 30 days.
• Tracy Patton Ministries (Serving 10 counties in Southern Indiana)
The REACH food program of the ministries is geared toward families with children. If you are in need of specific food or just snacks for the kids, call 812-595-0571 and a volunteer will deliver the food to your door.
• New Hope Services, New Hope Services, Inc., 1302 Wall St., Jeffersonville, is still serving the community during the pandemic.
Taking new patients, and serving patients by phone or telemed, offering answers to questions, referrals for food, WIC, Healthy Families and Family Support Services programs and counseling. The nurse will also meet them in the parking lot if needed. Patients can pick up birth control pills, condoms, etc., and some testing is available.
Hours: Monday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Friday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
WIC, Healthy Families, Family Support Services, 1302 Wall St., 812-288-4304
• Northside Church of Christ
Northside Church of Christ, 2510 E. 10th St., Jeffersonville, food pantry is open the last Saturday of the month, 4:30 to 6 p.m. You must be a resident of Clark County and provide a photo ID
• Colgate Baptist Church, 125 E. Montgomery Ave., Clarksville
Drive-thru food pantry is open on Mondays, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the church parking lot. Must show proof of address
• St. Anthony Church, 316 N.Sherwood Ave., Clarksville, is sponsoring a by appointment-only Food Pantry on Tuesday and Friday mornings. To make an appointment call 812-282-2290.
An Open Food Pantry is from 5 to 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month. This month the pantry will be open May 26.
• Anyone in a financial crisis who resides in the New Albany Township and needs assistance with a housing payment, rent, utilities, groceries, or any life safety need, can contact David Brewer, New Albany Township trustee, at 812-948-5498 for possible help.
• Charlestown Road Southern Baptist Church, 2404 Charlestown Road, New Albany
Food pantry open Mondays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Must show proof of address and a photo ID. You can receive items from the food pantry every other month.
• Hope Southern Indiana, 1200 Bono Road, New Albany
Food pantry open from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Monday through Friday. It is now operating as a drive-thru service. Must show Floyd County ID and provide number in household. You can receive a few groceries once a month and bread and produce once a week. Homeless can visit daily.
• Floyd County YMCA, 33 State St., New Albany, is opening its facility for the public to use the shower rooms, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, noon to 4 p.m. and Tuesdays from 3 to 6 p.m.
• Art Alliance of Southern Indiana
With a desire to continue supporting children and adults alike with art activities, the Arts Alliance of Southern Indiana is responding to COVID-19 by creating a catalogue of online programming that can be accessed through its website www.sointoart.org. The online classes feature the Arts Alliance’s “Art on the Move” program instructors. Typically these instructors visit schools and community centers to provide free art activities. The virtual “Art on the Move” program includes artists guiding viewers through 15- to 30-minute videos of painting, drawing, bead work, and music.
The Arts Alliance is also making free art supplies available through the Little Free Library program. The Little Free Library box sits outside of the Arts Alliance building at 820 E. Market St. in New Albany and can be accessed 24/7 by anyone looking for art supplies.
• City of Charlestown Assistance Outreach Program: If you or a loved one is unable to leave your home due to age, disability, or high risk factors for infection, or if you become infected and are homebound until healed, you may enroll in the Assistance Outreach Program and a city representative will contact you periodically to check in and help arrange assistance as needed. More Information and registration call 812-256-3422.
• The Charlestown Township Trustee’s office provides a variety of community services that are particularly important to a community in times like this. Visit its website for more information, message via its Facebook page, or call 812-256-2104 for assistance.
• The Diaper Project at Community Presbyterian Church is operating on Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. as usual, however, clients must make an appointment and they are offering curbside pickup only. Please call ahead of time or message via the Facebook page to ensure you are scheduled for the week – if you wait until Wednesday it may be too late. New clients should message via Facebook or call Donna at 812-256-5428 to ensure they have any needed documentation on file.
• First Baptist Hope Center, 958 Water St., Charlestown, is operated a drive thru Food Pantry on Mondays and Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m. The food pantry is for residents of North Clark County.
The Salvation Army of Southern Indiana is providing assistance during the COVID-19 crisis. County residents can call 812-280-7608 to request food and will pick it up from 528 Little League Blvd., Clarksville. Floyd County residents can call 812-944-1018 or fill out an online application at https://forms.gle/GWvfVLPqAYotDmx26.
Residents in both counties can request delivery if they have no access to transportation or if they are medically quarantined and should not leave their house.
The Salvation Army is helping with other things but on a case-by-case basis and people should call 812-944-1018 if they are in need of something else.