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On Februray 27, 2020, the Damien Center and Damien Cares will be closed for an all-staff training. Walgreens Pharmacy can be accessed through the west parking lot entrance. Normal hours to resume on February 28, 2020.

Winter Weather: With low temperatures in Indianapolis, please call 211 if you are in need of warm shelter or non-emergency services. Additionally, if you are a client of Damien and need help connecting to these services, please contact our team at (317) 632-0123.

Food Pantry

Food PantryDamien Center's food pantry provides a variety of nutritional foods for our clients. The food in our pantry is meant to act as a supplement to our clients’ household nutrition needs. Our convenient, pre-packaged grocery bags may include breakfast options (cereal, oatmeal), beans, vegetables, canned meats, soups, fruit, starches (pasta, rice, potatoes), bread, frozen meats, and other items as available. Food pantry order contents are based on current availability.

We provide food assistance to both our own clients and those who receive services at other AIDS Service Organizations. To access the food pantry every two weeks, clients must have an approved referral.

Please contact your Care Coordinator for more information about referrals. Don't have a Care Coordinator? Get linked to care through our Linkage to Care team. 

Food Pantry hours:

  • Monday 10am-5:00pm
  • Tuesday CLOSED
  • Wednesday 12pm-5pm
  • Thursday 10am-5:00pm
  • Friday 1pm-3pm

Current Needs

To donate to the Food Pantry, contact us at 317-632-0123 ext. 270 or ajackson@damien.org.

We are always in need of new and unopened hygiene or toiletry items, including:

  • Laundry pods
  • Dish soap (small bottles)
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Lotion
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Bar soap
  • Body wash
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Deodorant
  • Razors and shaving cream​
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Hygiene/disinfectant wipes
  • Ziplock bags

When you generously donate these items, we are better able to spend more money on food, increasing nutrition and variety for our clients. Of course, food donations are always encouraged and welcome. If you wish to donate food items, please consider the following:

  • canned fruits
  • Ensure (TM) (or other nutritional drinks)
  • small, healthy snack items
  • soups
  • other non-perishables (canned fruits or vegetables, boxed items, etc.)