1515 S Rogers Street Sit Down Meals
Community Kitchen serves dinner from 4:00 - 6:00 PM, Monday-Saturday all year long, with no questions asked. These meals consist of a main entree, a vegetarian option, side vegetable, salad, fruit, desserts and beverages. In addition, cold carryout meals are available. We serve an average of 208 of these each day.
Community Kitchen Express
Community Kitchen provides both warm and cold carryout meals from our second location at 1100 W 11th St from 4:00 - 6:00 PM, Monday-Saturday, no questions asked. These meals consist of a main entree, side item and fruit, with milk served as a beverage. We provide an average of 165 of these each day.
Feed Our Future
Through the FOF Program, we provide sack lunch type meals and snacks to at-risk children and youth in after-school programs. Meals include a sandwich, fruit or vegetable and milk or juice. Snacks include items such as healthy snack crackers, pretzels, trail mix or fruit, and milk or juice. We provide these meals & snacks to children at all three Boys & Girls Clubs (Main, Crestmont & Ellettsville), Girls Inc., The Childcare program at Middle Way's The Rise, Banneker Community Center, New Hope Family Shelter Children's program and Rhino's Youth Center. We provide approximately 2,000 of these each week.
We provide backpacks of weekend food to selected low-income children at ten local elementary schools and one high school. Children receive a backpack of food each week to help their families with their weekend food needs. We are currently providing this service at Fairview, Summit, Arlington, Clear Creek, Grandview, Highland Park, Templeton, Binford, Edgewood and Lakeview Elementary Schools. We have approximately 270 children enrolled in this program. Download information or a food list.
Summer Food Service Program
While school is out in the summer, we know that the over 5,000 Monroe County school children who receive free or reduced meals at school, are likely at a nutritional disadvantage. We provide a free, nutritious sack breakfast including grain, fruit and dairy components or a lunch including a meat or peanut butter sandwich, fruit or vegetable and milk, each Monday - Friday to children in nine low-income neighborhoods. This program operates while school is closed for the summer and serves children in Countryview, Walnut Woods, Henderson Court, Crestmont, The Reserve at Chandler's Glen, Southcrest Mobile Home Park, Orchard Glen, Heatherwood Trailer Park, along with Lenzy Hayes Mobile Home Park in Ellettsville. We provide these meals Monday - Friday from the day after school dismisses until the day before it begins again.
Through this program, two reheatable meals per day are delivered by volunteers, free of charge, to selected local HIV+ patients. To provide this service we partner with IU Health Bloomington Hospital's Positive Link program. They do the case management, identify those who need the program and coordinate delivery volunteers.
Through this program, one reheatable meal per day is delivered by Stone Belt volunteers, free of charge, to selected local low-income seniors. To provide this service we partner with Area 10 Agency on Aging. They do the case management, identify those who need the program and coordinate delivery volunteers.
Head Start Meals
We are thrilled to vend lunches for six Head Start sites (11 classrooms) throughout Monroe County. Not only are we reaching low-income children with daily healthy, prepared lunches, we are helping shape the way children understand healthy eating. This program allows us to expose 228 preschool children to a variety of healthy proteins, grains, fruits and vegetables. This program operates year round.