The Rush County Community Assistance mission is to assist families in need with the procurement of food above and beyond their income and supplemental government programs. We are an agency for Gleaners of Indiana and we are supported by Midwest Food Bank. We are very proud to be part of the Feeding America Network.
What We Do
Store and distribute donated and purchased perishable and non-perishable food items to any Rush County person that needs food assistance.
Continue to work on reducing food waste in our community.
Assist families in meal planning.
Raise public awareness of issues related to food and hunger.
Provide First Responders with emergency food bags for their vehicles to be distributed to anyone that needs food assistance.
Distribute USDA commodities once a month.
Support other food pantry in our community as needed.
Even in the world’s greatest food-producing nation, children and adults face poverty and hunger in every county across America.
Facts about Poverty and Hunger in the United States
The coronavirus pandemic has left millions of families without stable employment. More than 54 million people, including 18 million children, may experience food insecurity in 2020.
More than 38 million people are living in poverty in America. In 2019, most families living in poverty earn less than $25,750 per year.
More than 37 million people struggle with hunger in the United States, including more than 11 million children.
A household that is food insecure has limited or uncertain access to enough food to support a healthy life.
Children are more likely to face food insecurity than any other group in the United States.
More than half (56%) of food-insecure households participated in at least one of the major federal food assistance program — the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps); the National School Lunch Program and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (often called WIC)