Combatting Food Insecurity

Area 10 Agency on Aging supports seniors in Monroe and Owen Counties.  In addition to financial support, First Presbyterian members help by bagging and distributing groceries to seniors who have difficulty getting out,


FPC contacts for monthly grocery project: 

Gail Dunning – 

& Allan Edmonds –

FPC contact for Area 10 food drives: Jim Rusie –

FPC contact for other Area 10 projects: Debbi Conkle -

collecting Christmas gifts for seniors in need, and helping with home repairs to improve accessibility

for mobility-challenged individuals.

Shalom Community Center provides services and support seven days a week for individuals experiencing  


homelessness in Bloomington. Shalom provides breakfast and lunch every day, in addition to other much-needed daily services.  First Presbyterian members volunteer to work with Shalom in providing breakfast on Saturday mornings. FPC contact:

Ann Gilbert -