Food Pantry

Food PantryThe Damien 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-5pm
  • Tuesday 10am-5pm
  • Wednesday 11am-5pm
  • Thursday 10am-5pm
  • Friday 10am-3pm

Current Needs

To donate to the Food Pantry, contact the Director of Development and Communications at 317-632-0123 ext. 269 or

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

  • adult and child diapers
  • bar soap
  • body wash
  • cleaning supplies
  • denture cleaner
  • deodorant
  • dry laundry soap
  • menstruation products (pads and tampons)
  • paper towels
  • razors and shaving cream
  • shampoo
  • toilet paper
  • toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • hygiene wipes

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.)