By Michael Henrich
LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, Ind. (Sept. 10, 2014) -- A new food pantry debuts Wednesday in an attempt to temper the growing issue of hunger in Lawrence Township.
The Cupboard of Lawrence Township, located at 7107 Pendleton Pike, will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month.
Lawrence Township Trustee Russell Brown told FOX59 News that while the government owns the building, a steady crew of volunteers will staff the new facility.
"It was alarming to see the continued rise in need for area food pantries and those who continued to be in need," Brown said of The Cupboard, which was about two years in the making. "We felt like there was an opportunity for us to do something."
Brown said The Cupboard hopes to serve between 250 and 300 families each week, with each family allowed to come once per month.
The Cupboard of Lawrence Township has a focus on providing clients the choice of a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy and meats, as well as canned goods, Brown said.