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Indianapolis Church Turns Baseball Concession Stand Into Drive-Thru Food Pantry

Indianapolis Church Turns Baseball Concession Stand Into Drive-Thru Food Pantry

An Indianapolis church turned a baseball concession stand into a drive-thru food pantry Tuesday, March 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. to assist those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

First Baptist Church of Indianapolis Athletic Director Steven Carr says some members would normally be prepping the baseball fields and getting ready for a game. Instead, former athletes came up with the idea to turn the concession stand into a way to help people who need extra assistance.

"Folks can just drive through and we’ll put the groceries in the car for them," says Carr. "This is just a thoughtful way to continue the program of the church with the food pantry and also put some of the former and current athletes to work." 

Carr says the church offers the food pantry every month. But, this is a new way to help people while social distancing.

Two bags of groceries will be provided for each person who shows up.

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