Interns from the University of Indianapolis at the FHL office working on “community assessment” to determine strengths and weaknesses of our clients in the Castleton area. Our purpose? To plan nursing interventions to help the community. These interns have been involved in interviewing the local residents and businesses who have been served at the FHL Drive-Thru Missional Food Pantry, making phone interviews and performing online research.
October 12, 2020
FHLOn Being Missional: Performing Community Assessment
What is an FHL Space? FHL Community has been praying for the right timing to launch a regular gathering of people who want to establish closer relationships with volunteers, recipients and partners. This community gathering is all about living our lives based on Kingdom principles. Our first step is to identify conveners who are people persons and willing to learn how to gather groups and about God.
October 5, 2020
FHLCreating Missional Community: What is an FHL Space?
As a missional food pantry training organization, we regularly measure our effectiveness to find ways to serve our community better. One way is through follow up calls with our clients, engaging them in conversation about the effect on their lives after receiving God’s provision and protection through our FHL Missional Food Pantry Drive-Thru.
With the help of University of Indianapolis interns calling our Missional Food Pantry clients and asking quality control questions, we learned that a big percentage of the recipients loved the prayer portion of the Missional Food Pantry Drive Through outreach. WATCH!
September 28, 2020
FHLServing Our Community Better: FHL Missional Food Pantry Follow up with Clients
Operating a missional food pantry is more than just giving away groceries during pantry days. It also involves receiving and organizing donations during non-pantry days. I involves finding and organizing volunteers. The entire family can volunteer together as a part of deepening their relationships with each other and to learn and minister together. It’s another practical way to instill the value of serving unconditionally. Businesses can also send their employees to encourage community involvement and for a practical team-building.
September 21, 2020
FHLMore Than Just Giving Away Groceries: FHL MFP Drive-Thru Operations.
Today we look at two of the steps in preparing for the operations of Missional Food Pantry: Area assessment and food acquisition and loadout.
Area Assessment: Serving the needs of the clients and looking for partners
Currently, FHL has 3 teams of interns from the University of Indianapolis in the process of redefining the deeper role of a food pantry in a community. Tuesday, Sept 15th, Team A’s assignment was to learn about the life along 82nd St in order to identify the needs and the resources available. This is an important step in creating a “Missional Community”
Loadout of Food Pantry Provisions
Friday’s are often a load out day for the FHL Drive-Thru Missional Food Pantry. It’s always a busy day preparing for a Saturday Food Pantry. This past Friday loadout, Sept 11 FHL was helped by several partners which we wish to thank:BroadRippleHVAC, PenskeTruck, MidwestFoodbank, SecondHelpings, FearlessKitchens
September 14, 2020
FHLWhat does it take to prepare for an FHL Community Missional Food Pantry
The 60th FHL TableTalk Live is tomorrow at 11am on our FaceBook page and also on our YouTube Page. It’s the 5th Year Anniversary of a monthly gathering that started out of our passion to empower food pantries and other community resources. I hope you join us!!
The FHL Charitable Golf Classic at the Eagle Creek Golf Club this past Friday morning turned out to be a very successful event! Words can not describe how grateful we are for the love and support during our Golf outing event. The event was filled with Joy and celebration thanks to God and the kind people of our community. 2021 will be greater. Thank you for Josephine and Stan Smith vision and their leadership for making this a successful event!! Enjoy our gallery of pictures we took below.
August 24, 2020
FHLHighlights from the FHL Charitable Golf Classic to Fight Hunger
As you read this, its tee time at Eagle Creek for our golfers at the FHL Charitable Golf Classic! We wish them well this morning. And a special thank you goes out to our following Partners and Sponsors:
August 17, 2020
FHLA Special Thank You to our Partners and Sponsors for FHL Charitable Golf Classic