Monthly Mission Focus – Fletcher Place Community Center
Breaking the cycle of poverty through hope, compassion and renewal. Fletcher Place Community Center, located at the corner of State & Prospect in Indianapolis, is dedicated to alleviating poverty & hunger for families, youth and homeless persons in their neighborhood. They provide the support, help and encouragement some families need to overcome financial struggles utilizing a small staff and thousands of volunteer hours each year.
Fletcher Place Community Center believes that taking care of the community is something everyone can do. They work to help families who are coping with difficult times. They work all year to support families throughout the community. Outreach services include: a Free Store, Food Pantry, Hot Meals, Community Garden, a Christmas program and Preschool.
Volunteer opportunities range from serving a meal, sorting donations at the free store, stocking food in the food pantry, working in the Community Garden project, or helping with building upkeep. You can also help out with their annual Christmas Store in late November! Each year, generous volunteers put in thousands of hours at the center.
Outreach services include:
Free Store: Monday – Thursday, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Food Pantry: Monday – Friday, 9:00-Noon – St. Mark’s is the “OATMEAL CHURCH”
Hot Meals: Dinner on Monday & Wednesday; Breakfast on Tues., Thursday & Friday
FREE Veggie Stand: Saturdays 10 AM to 12:00 PM starting from June 1st
Seniors: meet the 3rd Wednesday, September-May, for lunch, bingo and visits by special guests.
St. Mark’s is their “Oatmeal Church” and we collect oatmeal for the Fletcher Place food pantry. Please bring donations of old fashioned oats (regular or quick) to St. Mark’s and place in the food pantry bin inside Door #2. Financial donations may be given on Sundays during April using the white mission envelope in the worship bulletin or given through our website.