Need Help?

Whether you’re facing tough times or just need a little extra support, The Don & Karen Lake Buttrey Northside Food Pantry is here to help. We are open three days a week and ready to serve our Washington Township neighbors. Find us at the northeast corner of Second Presbyterian Church.

The Don & Karen Lake Buttrey
Northside Food Pantry Hours

12:30 - 3 PM
4 - 6:30 PM
10 AM - 12 PM
Doors open 30 minutes prior to above times.
Serving residents of Washington Township and these zip codes:
46205, 46208, 46220, 46226, 46228, 46240, 46250, 46260, 46268, 46280.
  Please bring proof of residency such as a current bill or piece of mail with your name and address.

Our Location

7700 N. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Contact Us

317-253-6461, ext. 311
The Don & Karen Lake Buttrey Northside Food Pantry was recently spotlighted in the Corteva Agri Science's Harvest for Hunger Garden's June Newsletter. Click here to read the article. 

Why Volunteer?

  • Give back to the community.
  • Meet new people.
  • See joy on the faces of others.
  • When you help others, it makes you feel good.
  • Fellowship
  • Gain confidence and important interpersonal skills.
  • Make a difference.

It takes roughly 80 volunteers a week to run our pantry.

For more information, please contact Karen Johnson.

Make a Donation

Northside Food Pantry sources most of its food through Gleaners. If you would like to help keep the pantry shelves stocked, you can donate online and select "Northside Food Pantry" in the drop-down menu.

Community Garden

The three-quarter acre plot south of the church provides fresh vegetables to the Northside Food Pantry. Dedicated volunteers tend the garden, which is not only productive, but also beautiful, featuring flower beds, a seating area, and a prayer garden.

Jeff Reese
Garden Manager

Willowlake/Greenbriar Elementary School

Northside works collaboratively with Women@Second and other friends of Greenbriar to provide volunteer support for classrooms and school events, snacks for after-school tutoring, teacher appreciation events, and the donation of school supplies and other specially requested items.

Greenbriar students need school supplies throughout the year. Download the supply list and bring donations to Second in a bag marked “Greenbriar.”

Jan Millholland

Utility and Rent Assistance

The Utility and Rent Assistance Program (URAP) partners with the Washington Township Trustee's office and families in Washington Township to offer emergency assistance. In these “gap” situations, a little assistance goes a long way, often preventing a family from losing their housing or having their power shut off. Our partners provide vital case management with URAP families to ensure long term stability.