Missional Food Pantry Training and College Students.

Do you know that food insecurity in colleges and universities is worse than the general public?   A new nationwide study has released some startling findings on our college campuses.

The nationwide survey of college students found 45 percent reported being food insecure, meaning they have limited or uncertain access to food, in the past month.

At four year institutions, more than a third reported eating smaller meals, or skipping them altogether, because they didn’t have enough money.

Eight percent went an entire day without eating. – Study: Hunger, food insecurity rates among college students higher than rest of nation

That’s why 2 years ago, Faith, Hope and Love partnered with Paw’s Pantry at IUPUI to support their efforts in helping students with food insecurity as they attend college.

The following article introduced what their fledgling pantry had to offer then

Helping Food Pantries With Food Donations

Paw’s Pantry is located at IUPUI, 420 University Blvd.Indianapolis IN 46208


Contact: Shaina Lawrence










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The Answer to Food Deserts: FHL FAM

Food Access Mobile #FAM is a Missional Mobile Food Pantry which will be unveiled Saturday, November 23 at 10am in front of Greater Works Church located at 4660 E. 62nd St., Indianapolis In. 46220

The vehicle was retrofitted to be able to serve food desert areas in the Central Indiana area with groceries and offer the FHL’s signature outreach – prayers at food pantries.

Merlin Gonzales, FHL Community Founder was interviewed by RadioOneIndy recently to tell the community more about FAM and its mission.  Watch below as FAM is taken for a dry run.

Several major local stations featured the #FHLIndy Food Access Mobile #FAM. Missional Mobile Food Pantry started immediately after the ribbon cutting at 10am this past saturday at 4660 E. 62nd St., Indianapolis, In 46220.  Follow below with our media coverage.







If you would like to volunteer to help with FAM,  email us at  You are also welcome to visit us on Saturday, November 23d at Greater Works Church to see FHL Community’s answer to food insecurity and the food desert problem.

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Missional Food Pantries Open Doors in the Community

Recently, God opened the door for FHL Community to co-labor again with our Latino brothers and sisters.

We had another fantastic (Timeline) meeting with their church leaders and all are looking forward to establishing a missional food pantry on the East side close to downtown Indianapolis.

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Please Meet Our FHL Community Interns

Meet our FHL Community Interns, students who are learning about marketing, philanthropy and operations in their respective degrees. FHL Community is proud to come alongside our IUPUI student community in fostering their continuing education.  Our Interns this semester are: Toheeb, Zach, Ben, Caleb, Jillian and Manisha.

For Internship opportunities or be an admin volunteer, please contact for an immediate interview.

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What Do Our Missional Food Pantry Care Teams Do?

Our Missional Food Pantry Care Teams spent a great night for the 2nd Glendale Seventh Day Adventist Missional Food pantry.  It’s just exciting to see how receptive the recipients are to prayer and salvation and how excited our Missional Food Pantry Care Teams are to be able to share the love of Christ let alone the wonderful food they get to recieve! Listen to the testimony from Dr. Silvers.


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What is an FHL Community Table Talk Like?

Our Table Talk topic October 10th was about SNAP – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and was presented by Indiana211.  A special thank you goes out to Olive Garden for sponsoring our lunch.  The featured speaker was Alexa Hornak of Indiana211.  Lydia Davis, FHL’s  Missional Food Pantry Coordinator was also a featured speaker.

The next table talk will be….

November 14, 2019
TableTalk in Krannert Hall
@ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Indiana Interchurch Center Corporation, Krannert Hall, 1100 W 42nd St # 110, Indianapolis, IN 46208, USA

TableTalks are held every 2nd Thursday from 11am-12:30pm

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Missional Food Pantries: Load Out Day

Great day receiving and distributing the Lord’s provision. A load out day with a great team of passionate people, being the hands and feet of Jesus Christ.

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You Are Invited to the Next Table Talk: Sept 12

You are invited to the next FHL Table Talk on Thursday, Sept 12th at 1100 W. 42 Street from 11-12:30pm.

Monthly Table Talks are aimed to bring the neighborhood food pantries and soup kitchens together (and other community resources) to encourage and be encouraged, to learn from others and to teach others and to bring the awareness of redefining the deeper role of food ministries in our community.

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