In an effort to assist families in need, the Noblesville Police Department and the White River Christian Church are partnering to create a food bag program.

The program is designed around the idea that some families are in need of basic essentials, like food, but are not always aware of available services in the community.

Police officers are sometimes involved in situations in which those needs are readily apparent and this program offers the ability to have an immediate impact on the family by distributing a bag of food while also providing additional information about assistance and services. 
Police officers will carry a bag of non-perishable food that will feed a family of 3-5 people for approximately 3-5 days. The officers will distribute the bags as needed and provide families with information regarding times and locations of food pantries, numbers for area shelters and contact information for the Salvation Army which also has services for rent, utilities, and education. 
The White River Christian Church food pantry currently assists 225 families each week. The pantry is available 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. each Thursday, and is located at 1605 N. 10th St., Noblesville.

For more information about available services please contact Local Outreach Pastor Fred Knoll at (317) 773-2233 ext. 114 or at fknoll@wrcc.org . Anyone wishing to donate to this program can so at http://www.wrcc.org/give/ . 
“This is a tremendous example of how the Noblesville community works together to serve and support each and every member of our great community. We are grateful to the White River Christian Church for allowing us this opportunity to assist families in need,” said Police Chief Kevin Jowitt.