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 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  (Beacon) provides services and support 5 days a week for individuals experiencing  


homelessness in Bloomington. Shalom provides breakfast and lunch every weekday, in addition to other much-needed daily services. 


If you would like to support ministry to the homeless at Shalom Center, please contact Ann Schechter ( or Novella Shuck, volunteer coordinator at Shalom (