Food Pantry

It is more blessed to give than receive.

Established in 1992

The Memorial Presbyterian Food Pantry is a non-profit service providing non-perishable food and toiletries (as available) to those in need.  The geographical areas served are limited to residents of Sheffield Township (which includes the town of Dayton, IN), Lauramie Township (which includes the towns of Clarks Hill and Stockwell, IN) and Clinton County residents.  Recipients may be asked to provide proof of address and visits are limited to once every 30 days.  Families whose children attend Dayton Elementary may are also served by the DMPC Food Pantry.  (Proof of income is not required.)

The Food Pantry is located in the Church basement and is open every Thursday morning, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Donations may be made during church offices hours (9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays) or during a Kids’ Closet Distribution (second Saturday of the month, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.).

If you reside in Tippecanoe County, there are several agencies that provide food assistance in the Lafayette area such as Bauer Community Center.  Their distribution location is at 1320 Tippecanoe Street in Lafayette.  They are open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12:00 to 2:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.  If you have any questions, you may call Bauer at (765) 742-5046.

Food Pantry Origins

Imagine…..It’s July 1992 and something special is about to happen. Memorial Presbyterian Youth participated in their first Triennium. Young people came from all over the country, as well as from around the world! The week was spent making new friends, worshiping, singing, shouting, praying, playing, and studying God’s word. At the conclusion, our youth felt so filled with God’s Spirit that they couldn’t come home and do nothing! 

Sharing God’s love by opening our food pantry seemed like a good way to love our neighbors. The food pantry is still an outreach to our community and is in the capable hands of our mission committee.

1992 Triennium Attendees: Bridgett Grimes, Jennifer Clawson, Julie Grimes, Matthew Hicks and Steve Edwards. Adult leaders: Muriel Grimes and Nancy Edwards.