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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in West Terre Haute IN

Providence Food Pantry Inc.
West Terre Haute, IN 47885
Details: In one of the most impoverished townships in Vigo County, in west-central Indiana, Providence Food Pantry Inc. supplies food baskets to families in need. The pantry is located at 701 W. National Ave., West Terre Haute, Ind. Providence Food Pantry serves nearly 3,000 families a year. Providence Food Pantry, a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Providence, is financed entirely by donations from church and civic groups in the area. The Sisters of Providence, the member churches in West Terre Haute (the Assembly of God, Bethany United Church of Christ, the United Church of Christ), four Methodist churches and two Catholic churches, all contribute to the maintenance of Providence Food Pantry. Several of the local schools contribute food during the course of the year. The Young Men’s Club of West Terre Haute has been a regular benefactor. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) also has provided some funds. Sister Brendan Harvey founded Providence Food Pantry in 1994. The current director is Sister Joseph Fillenwarth. Today, several Sisters of Providence, as well as dozens of lay volunteers from churches in West Terre Haute, volunteer at the pantry. The Providence Food Pantry is a ministry in collaboration with The Connecting Link. Pantry hours: Every Thursday, 8-11 a.m.