Wheeler Mission temporarily closing kitchen, needs food donations

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INDIANAPOLIS – A local ministry is hoping you can help them ‘sack hunger.’

Starting Monday, Wheeler Mission Ministries will undergo a major renovation at the E. Market St. facility. The work will close its kitchen for about three months.

Instead of turning the hungry away, the ministry is asking the community to help it put together sack lunches by launching the #SackHunger campaign.

“We need to provide two to 300 meals every lunch day for the guys who come to us for service,” said Chief Development Officer Steve Kerr. “Cold cuts, sacks, brown bags, granola bars, snack food like that.”

The ministry has gotten a few sponsors to sign up to help, but still needs much more help.

“That’s important to us that we continue to provide those services to the men we serve and not just say ‘we’re closed’,” said Kerr.

If you or your business would like to help, you can drop off donations at Wheeler Mission 245 N. Delaware St.

Items needed:

-Pre-packaged lunchmeat (chicken, ham, or turkey)

-Pre-packaged American cheese

-Apples, tangerines, and fruit cups

-Bottled water and individual drink packs

-Chocolate and vanilla pudding cups

-Cookies (bulk or individually wrapped)

-Granola bars

-Individual bags of chips

-Ketchup, mayo, and mustard packets

-Disposable plates, bowls, napkins and plasticware

-Plastic bags (sandwich and snack size)

To learn more about #SackHunger, click here.