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About Us

Pantry 279, the Pantry with TLC was conceived, built, stocked, and ran by the cadet Girl Scouts of Troop 69279. They with the help of the Leader, Parents, and Trinity Lutheran Church in Ellettsville Indiana have built a permanent food pantry for those in need in our community and surrounding areas.  We have now been open for a year and a half and have grown to become the 5th largest Food Pantry in the Hoosier Hills Area.  We currently feed upwards of 2400 people a month, representing 6 counties ( although mostly Monroe ), and the numbers continue to grow.  We boast a large group of community gardens and monthly cooking classes now as well.  We continue to add programs to serve the needs of the community as we find the need.  Come join our growing movement!

What We Do

We offer free groceries and toiletries to those in need once a week.  We have a special day for the disabled and elderly as well as delivery for homebound.  We have community gardens for continued fresh produce and are planning on adding an orchard this year.  We compost or give to local farmers any food that goes bad, so there is no waste, and we recycle.  We offer monthly free cooking classes and food education.  But more importantly, we offer the hand of friendship, in a non judgmental, safe environment, that many find helpful in their mental health.   

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