About IMCA Food Pantry
The IMCA food pantry is a federally registered 501c3 not-for-profit organization and a certified and inspected affiliate of Gleaners Food Bank.
We are open Sundays for large public distributions, where we typically fed 350-425 people in 1.5 hours. Our main clients are: children, the elderly, single moms, and refugees (Iraq, Syria, Somalia, and Palestine).
The food pantry has also become a source of pride in the Muslim community:
– Whole families volunteer together for a family activity
– In 2014 the food pantry won the Muslim Alliance of Indiana “Community Service Award”
– Last year in Ramadan alone, the pantry feeds 234 families consisting of 1,131 individuals for a total of over 23,700 meals
– The pantry serves the poor regardless of their faith – many of our patrons are from other faiths.
Why it Matters to the Indianapolis Community
Many in the Indianapolis area depend on the IMCA Food Pantry as a stable source of food. Annually the pantry serves approximately 1,000 families for a total of nearly 100,000 meals.
The IMCA Food Pantry also creates and fosters a passion for civic engagement amongst the youth of our community. Several youth complete community service hours during distribution days. Brothers and sisters of all walks of life deepen their sense of community as they work side-by-side to feed the poor.
How You Can Help
- Donate: Your generous contributions help us keep the IMCA Food Pantry opened and fully stocked to distributed thousands of meals to those in need. (Zakat eligible)
- Volunteer: Your help during our weekly Ramadan distributions (Inshallah every Sunday in Ramadan beginning June 12) will help us more efficiently serve hundreds of families.
- Contribute: In kind donations of rice, flour, sugar, cooking oil, apple juice, canned beans, carrots and tomatoes are always welcomed. These can be dropped off at Masjid al Fajr anytime.