Ivy Tech holding donation drive for food pantry

Area Ivy Tech Community College campuses are collecting food and hygiene items for students in need.

It is the second year for the Spooky Food Drive to benefit the college’s Ivy Food for Thought Food Pantry. The pantry has helped more than 60 students either using the main pantry, a grab-and-go shelf, or a snack bag.

The drive will be from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday at Ivy Tech’s Franklin location at 2205 McClain Drive and from noon to 4 p.m. on Friday at the Ivy Tech Columbus campus on Central Avenue. Collection points will be in the parking lots and you can drive up to drop off.

If you can’t attend the food drive but still want to help, you can donate items in the donation boxes on the campuses

Ivy Tech is asking for donated food, hygiene and class room items including:

  • ramen
  • mac and cheese
  • popcorn
  • microwavable pasta,
  • microwavable meals
  • microwavable soup
  • granola bars
  • individual fruit cups
  • peanut butter
  • crackers
  • chips
  • Pop Tarts
  • hand soap
  • lotion
  • shampoo/conditioner
  • toothpaste
  • hairstyling products
  • feminine hygiene items
  • shaving cream
  • deodorant
  • detergent
  • pens
  • paper
  • pencils

For more information, contact Sarah Martin at 812-374-5191 or [email protected]