A few weeks before school starts each year, Venture partners with Shepherd Community to provide filled backpacks for 200+ under-resourced kids in Indianapolis. If you'd like to get involved, email  for more information.

The pantry serves and welcomes our neighbors in Hamilton County who are food insecure.
Each family will be given:

  • two bags of groceries (per typical family) - non-perishable canned and boxed foods, toilet paper, paper towels
  • fresh produce - potatoes, apples, carrots, assorted greens, and other items as available
    assorted food items - cereal, crackers, tuna, canned vegetables, beans, etc.
  • bread products
  • dairy products - milk, cheese, eggs, butter, and other items as available
  • meat products - beef, chicken, and often a third meat
  • other items - laundry detergent, dish soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and sometimes baggie products and tissue

Guests will be asked to show an ID and proof of residency (utility bill) on the first visit. One visit per month.

Bread of Life Pantry Hours:
Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30 PM
1st & 3rd Saturdays, monthly, 10:00-11:30 AM

Location: The pantry has now temporarily moved into Venture's auditorium underneath the risers. Follow the directional signs upon arrival. Someone will be there to help you!

For more info, email .

Want to be a blessing to local families struggling with food insecurity?

You can help keep our pantry shelves stocked! Just grab a reusable shopping bag from the stand in the church lobby and purchase that month's "Featured Item." Bring back your filled bag and place it in the lobby donation bin.
Thank you for helping our neighbors who are food-insecure!

Donations can be dropped off at the Bread of Life Pantry bin in Venture's lobby Monday-Friday between 8:30a-5p and Sunday between 9:30a-12:15p.

Each year, Venture folks gather non-perishable food items to feed 160 food-insecure families in our area during the week of Thanksgiving. If you'd like to participate, please email  for more information. 

Jesus tells us in Luke 10:27 to “Love your neighbor as yourself."

The Neighborhood is a volunteer ministry of Venture that helps local families with household maintenance and repairs. Yard work and minor home repairs are completed by loving volunteers.

Need minor repairs or home project assistance?

Assistance Request Form

Interested in serving as a volunteer?

Volunteer Form


Every Tuesday night in June and July, individuals from Venture and Clarksville Christian Church join efforts in feeding 200-300 people located in the most under-resourced part of Hamilton County. Volunteers help with set up, serving, and cleaning up from 5-7p.


Our heart for compassion and our desire to live like Jesus every day puts our focus on missions, both local and global. Explore the international missionaries we support as well as those in the U.S. and in Hamilton County!



Service Times:
Sundays at: 9:30a & 11a