English Ivy’s Has Partnered With Indiana Youth Group (IYG) For the 2023 Food Drive!
Indiana Youth Group (IYG) is a non-profit organization that helps empower members of the LGBTQIA+ community to gain confidence, express themselves authentically, and form meaningful relationships. Their organization is a safe haven that embraces inclusivity and fosters restorative practices for all individuals. And for the past 10+ years, they have expanded their creed to help Indiana’s youth by providing food and other resources.
Although they have done this food drive for quite some time, right now, they need your help to continue their mission. With the past and current economic pitfalls affecting so many families, donations are more important than ever before. That’s why Indiana Youth Group (IYG) is hosting a food drive to collect as many nonperishable or canned goods as possible. By donating these items, you can make sure Indiana’s children get the nourishment they need while helping IYG reach its goals of providing food security and access to resources for Indiana’s youth.
Continue below to learn how you can participate in this initiative and provide much needed assistance!
The Indiana Youth Group Food Drive
February 1st – 20th
The Indiana Youth Group food drive is simple. All you need to do is purchase non-perishable or canned food items and donate them to your nearest IYG donation center or drop-off location. The organization has centers located in cities all over Indiana, so you can easily find one near you. They accept donations on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and the food drive runs from now until February 20th. So, just head to the Indiana Youth Group website and search for your nearest donation center. Right now, English Ivy’s Eatery & Pub is an official, designated drop-off location in Downtown Indianapolis.
3733 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
944 N. Alabama Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
Guidelines for IYG Food Drive Donations
Once you’ve found the closest location, it’s time to head to the grocery store! When shopping for food donations, make sure to keep in mind Indiana Youth Group’s guidelines. They ask that all donations be non-perishable or canned goods with a long shelf life. This includes items such as canned soups, beans, vegetables, and fruits. Other suggested items include peanut butter, rice, cereal, crackers, and pasta sauces. Indiana Youth Group also has a list of additional food donations they can accept on their website.
Dropping Off Your Donations
Once you have purchased your donations it’s time to drop them off at the Indiana Youth Group donation center or alternative drop-off location, such as English Ivy’s Eater & Pub. All Indiana Youth Group donation centers are open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM. When you arrive, make sure to bring your donations inside and have them checked in by a volunteer staff member. Then, the Indiana Youth Group will transport these items to their food pantries and provide much needed assistance to Indiana’s youth.
Helping Indiana’s Youth Feels Good
By donating non-perishable or canned goods to Indiana Youth Group, you can help the organization reach its mission of providing food security and access to resources for Indiana’s youth. Your donations will make a difference in the lives of Indiana’s young people and enable them to have a brighter future. Let’s all come together and make a difference in Indiana by donating to Indiana Youth Group today!
So, what are you waiting for? Help IYG collect their much-needed non-perishable and canned good food donations while the drive is still running! Visit English Ivy’s Downtown Pub and Eatery to drop off your IYG donations from now until February 20th. Let’s do this together! While you’re there, be sure to enjoy our daily specials, menus, and more!