IPS-Buckingham Realty team up to open east side food pantry

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A new food pantry has opened on Indianapolis’ east side to assist families with meeting their food requirements.

The food pantry is the brain child of Indianapolis Public Schools’ George S. Buck School 94 and Buckingham Companies, a local real estate company.

The need for a food pantry was realized when George S. Buck’s Parent Involvement Educator saw an uptick in assistance requests from local families.

More than 50 volunteers from Buckingham helped to transform an empty storage room into the fully-stocked food pantry.

“We are so grateful to have a partner who recognizes the needs of our students,” George S. Buck Principal Dr. Edward Brown said. “We are honored to be able to provide such a service to our students and their families.”

Students from School 94 will work as volunteers in the new food pantry to learn the importance of community service and good stewardship.

The official ribbon-cutting event to open the food pantry, located at 2701 Devon Avenue, was Monday at 2:30 p.m.