Indiana Foundation Service Joins the Interchurch Food Pantry of Johnson County in Food Drive to Feed Those in Need.
Employees, family and friends come together to help struggling Johnson County residents with food and meal assistance.
Whiteland, IN (September 20, 2018) – Indiana Foundation Service, a Groundworks Company, joined the Interchurch Food Pantry of Johnson County in their recent food drive efforts. As part of the company’s Goodworks program, the employees of the foundation services company helped collect over 315 items that included cereal, skillet dinners, condiments, flour, sugar, canned fruit, pasta and other items for Johnson County residents in need.
The Interchurch Food Pantry of Johnson County is a partnership across churches in the community operated entirely by volunteers. More than 200 volunteers work at the Pantry each year distributing food, assisting clients, stocking, receiving food donations, and unloading trucks. One community member made the following comment about the Pantry’s assistance, "not only did I receive enough food for my family, but the volunteers did so in a caring way that kept my dignity intact. Thank you."
“The team at Indiana Foundation Service are sincerely concerned that some of their neighbors can’t afford food” Jackie Hoffman said. Jackie leads the Goodworks initiative for the company. “The Food Pantry does an amazing job organizing volunteers to provide food to families in need.”
The Goodworks program was established to unify all 5 of the Groundworks Brands under one community service initiative. While each branch office partners with a different nonprofit organization throughout the year, the goal is to encourage employees to get involved in at least one community service project per quarter. Indiana Foundation Service employees chose to help the Interchurch Food Pantry of Johnson County for their third quarter charitable giving partnership.
About Indian Foundation Service
Indiana Foundation Service, founded in 1993, is a subsidiary of Groundworks, a family of companies that specialize in residential foundation repair, crawl space encapsulation, basement waterproofing, and concrete lifting. Groundworks is the nation’s largest foundation services company comprised of Indiana Foundation Service in Indiana, JES Foundation Repair in Virginia and Maryland, Tar Heel Basement Systems in North Carolina, Mount Valley Foundation Services in South Carolina and Foundation Recovery Systems in Missouri. Celebrating 25 years in business, Indiana Foundation Service, combined with the other Groundworks brands, has helped over 125,000 homeowners. The company has been named to the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in the nation, Qualified Remodelers Top 500, Virginia Chamber of Commerce Fantastic 50, Inside Business Roaring Twenty and Best Places to Work. For more information about Indiana Foundation Service, please visit www.indianafoundation.com. For more information about the Groundworks Companies, please visit www.groundworkscompanies.com.
About the Food Pantry of Johnson County
The Interchurch Food Pantry of Johnson County is a partnership across churches in the community operated entirely by volunteers. More than 200 volunteers work at the Pantry each year distributing food, assisting clients, stocking, receiving food donations, and unloading trucks.
The Pantry provides people with food at no cost to them, serving Johnson County residents who meet income guidelines of 185% of the poverty level or below. Clients may visit the Pantry twice per month, and each family member receives food for approximately four days. Other resources and referrals are provided to clients when possible.
The Pantry exists through the support of more than 45 churches and church affiliates, approximately 75 businesses, service organizations, and local foundations as well as more than 200 individuals and families.
The Interchurch Food Pantry of Johnson County started in the basement closet of the First Baptist Church on Jefferson Street in Franklin, Indiana in 1983. In its early years, the Pantry served 128 families (300 individuals) per year. Today, we serve up to 100 families per day, six days a week.
The Pantry has grown through the years to keep pace with the needs of the community. In 2014, the Pantry was selected by Gleaners to be their Johnson County “Pantry Partner” resulting in more food, including fresh produce. Obtaining a box truck and moving to a new location in 2015 have allowed the Pantry to receive more food donations and to distribute food through a pleasant, efficient “shopping” approach. For more information on the Interchurch Food Pantry of Johnson County go to www.jcpantry.org.
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