The Anchor House Family Assistance Center and Pantry (Anchor House)

Are you looking for a way to give back to your community? Whether it’s an hour or on a regular basis, volunteers are always welcome!

Volunteers are vital to our operations and allow us to reduce overhead which puts more money and food into the hands of those we serve!

Interested in supporting us? We have several volunteer opportunities and would love to have you visit! Call us at 812-522-9308 and we'll get you scheduled!

Food pantry

Food Pantry Volunteers

We have the following pantry opportunities:

Pantry - Full or partial shifts:

Pantry Days: Mondays 10a - 3p and Thursdays Noon -5p

Pantry Stocking & Support: Monday - Friday 9a - 5p

Donation Pick-up: Pick-up from Walmart, Jay C, and/or Aldi's. Let us know your availability and we'll call when we need help!

Truck Unloading: Help us unload our trucks! Individuals and groups are encouraged to participate! We receive deliveries the following dates:

2nd Friday and 3rd Tuesday of every month!

Food Donations

Doing a food or product drive? Here are some commonly requested items:

Pantry: cereal, pancake mix/syrup, spaghetti sauce and pasta, flour, oil, sugar, spices, healthy snack items, breakfast items (breakfast bars, shelf-stable fruit, juice boxes, pop tarts, etc), ready-to-eat lunch items (mac n cheese cups, beef jerky, individual serving crackers, nuts, shelf-stable fruit, etc)

Family Shelter: Laundry soap, dryer sheets, hair conditioner, lotion, baby soap, cleaning products (Lysol, bleach, pine sol, etc.), sponges, toilet brushes, toilet paper, paper towels, NEW child and adult underwear and socks

We are always happy to accept non-perishable food items! If you have a large donation or any questions, feel free to call us to arrange delivery or pickup. If you have fresh food items like meats or farm produce, please call us at 812-522-9308 about our storage capabilities before bringing donations.

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Shelter Donations

If you have any extra household items (brand-new or gently-used) lying around, consider donating them to Anchor House! We are always in need of items like paper towels, toilet paper, and more. We also occasionally need some specialty items, so check out our Facebook page often or give us a call to see what you can do to help out!

Also, if you have some leftovers from a meeting or event, feel free to drop them by for our residents to share.

Please note: due to our extremely limited storage capacity, we are unable to receive out of season clothing, large quantities of clothing donations or furniture without prior approval. Please call ahead before bringing your generous gifts so we can make sure we have a good home for them to go to!

Shelter Volunteers

We occasionally need some volunteers in the shelter for a variety of reasons. Let us know if you’d like to help!

  • Light maintenance – painting or cleaning units when they become empty
  • Grounds keeping – mowing, weed-eating, washing windows, etc.
  • Putting together a family fun night for our residents
  • Arts/crafts sessions at the shelter
  • Dinners at the shelter
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Job Openings

We are always welcoming new resumes for you to join our team! If you are interested in serving in our shelters part-time or full-time, please contact us about employment opportunities.