IPRA is pleased to announce we will be collecting Non-Perishable Food items for Indy Parks food pantries at Riverside Park, Windsor Village Family Center, and Frederick Douglass at the 2022 IPRA Conference and Expo!

Indy Parks Vision Statement:

With over a century of history advancing the value of parks, Indy Parks is committed to protecting and enhancing the community's assets for the future. We will be a leader in making Indianapolis a vibrant, happy, and healthy place to live. By providing premier greenspaces and recreation opportunities, we welcome all residents, regardless of race, gender, socio-economic status, ability, or identity, to connect to nature, to the community, and to themselves. Our work is vital to contributing to the economic, social, and environmental health of our city.

Since 2013, Indy Parks has served more than 3 million free meals to youth and adults with over 150,000 meals being served in 2022. Since the pandemic started, the parks team has increased its pantry options to help families and individuals in need. We appreciate your partnership and generous contributions as we continue to provide free meals services in our parks and in locations around the city.

Free Pantry Services Details: Our food donation needs include mac and cheese, soup, potato chips, peanut butter, household cleaning items, laundry, hygiene products, canned ravioli, canned and vegetables.

- Riverside Regional Park: Serves 300 families with approximately 10,000 pounds of food.

- Frederick Douglass Park: Serves 600 seniors and adults and more than 200 youth. Park staff distributed 9,000 pounds of food and products in October 2022.

- Windsor Village Park: Serves close to 2,000 shoppers on a weekly basis. The park is located in the 46219 area code, which is labeled as one of the city’s food desserts.

Riverside Park, Windsor Village Family Center, and Frederick Douglass Food Pantries

We will be accepting donations for the Indy Parks Food Pantries. Below is a list of items to donate. Again, all donations are greatly appreciated.

  • Pasta
  • Macaroni & cheese
  • Tomato sauce
  • Canned soups
  • Rice
  • Chicken Broth
  • Canned chicken
  • Canned tuna
  • Canned green beans
  • Canned corn
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Canned Ravioli
  • And so much more.

All donations are greatly appreciated!

Thank you for your support!