FOOD & FREE Activities for the Kids!

Summer 2022— Free and Low Cost Activities

Hancock County Public Library Summer Reading Program

“Oceans of Possibilities”

June 1 – August 1

Programs for children, teens, and adults

Performers, school-aged programs, and storytimes available in June and July

All programs are free

For more information, please call (317) 462-5141 ext. 238

or visit online at

Check the Bookmobile’s calendar at or its Twitter account for the latest schedule information.


Planet Fitness

FREE High School Summer Pass

May 16 through Aug. 31

 Ages 14-19

can exercise for free at any location

Pre-register for the program at


Entertainment @ Depot Street Park

251 Depot St., Greenfield

Friday evenings

June 3, June 24, July 8, July 29, August 5, August 26



Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating

Non-alcoholic beverages and food permitted 

Live @ the Rails

251 Depot St., Greenfield

Saturday night concert series

June 18 (Grand Opening of Depot Street Park)

Family activities 12:00-2:00pm, Opening Ceremony @ 2:30pm,

Music @ 3:00pm – 10:00pm

July 16, August 20, Sept. 17  —  6:00-10:00pm

Portable restrooms available


Kathy Dowling Aquatic Center

Free Swim

Sundays,  5:00-7:00pm

Daily rate and pool passes also available

May 29th – July 31st


  Children age 10 and under MUST be accompanied by someone age 16 or older

Pool, waterslide, play structure

(317) 477-4340

Additional Days and Hours TBA

                                                 All information subject to change

Splash Pad

Memorial Day until Labor Day

9:00am – 9:00pm

Free for residents and non-residents


Summer Movie Series

Sponsored by the Greenfield Parks & Recreation Dept.

All movies begin at dusk

Saturday, June 25 @ Depot Street Park, movie – Encanto

Thursday, July 7 @ Kathy Dowling Aquatic Center Pool, movie – Finding Nemo

Saturday, August 6 @ Brandywine Park,   movie – Field of Dreams

Saturday, September 3 @ Depot Street Park,  movie – The Never Ending Story

Saturday, October 1 @ Depot Street Park,  movie – Hocus Pocus


Stillinger Family Funeral Home

A free, family-friendly monthly event

1780 W. Main St.,  Greenfield

Floral Arrangement Class — June (date TBD)

End of Summer Ice Cream Celebration — August 25, 4:00-6:00pm


Greenfield Parks and Recreation Dept. 

All city parks and Pennsy Trail are free of charge to play and walk

Dawn to Dusk

Some facility rentals available

(317) 477-4340


Pennsy Trail Art Fair and Music Festival

July 30

Free Admission

At the Courthouse Plaza and American Legion Place

Mental Health Partners of Hancock County



New Palestine’s Music on Depot

 July 22, August 12, August 26, Sept. 23


11 E. Main St.,    New Palestine, IN


New Palestine Main Street Facebook Page


New Palestine Summer Fest

June 24-25

Located at New Palestine High School

W. Main St.,   New Palestine, IN

Free Admission

Music, Food,

Vendors (Saturday only)


Fortville Summerfest

Saturday, July 9


A celebration of Fortville, our country’s freedom, and all things summer!

Fortville Summer Concert Series

June 9, 16, 23, 30

Music begins at 7:30pm

Landmark Park

Artists in the park, dancing, food vendors, kids play area.

Bring your lawn chairs and your pets for some great family fun.



Hancock County Community Night

July 27,   5:00 – 8:00pm 

Hancock County Fairgrounds, 620 Apple St., Greenfield Police and

Fire Department demonstrations — SWAT, K9, Hazardous Materials Response,

vehicle extrication, hose streams for kids, smoke houses, and more. There will be bounce houses, door prize giveaways, free food. free school supplies and backpacks.



Summer Series at Riley Park

Hosted by Hancock4Kids

June 30th and July 21st


Riley Park Pavilion (by the sledding hill)


Food, games, fun, and giveaways

The July 21st event will also have free school supplies and backpacks


Superhero 5k

June 18th


Hancock County Courthouse Plaza

Kids’ Dash (through 1st grade) – Free Registration5K Youth Participants (through grade 12) — $25

5K Adult Participants – $40

Registration info @

All families are welcome to come meet superheroes and

participate in free activities and crafts 


Hancock County Teen Police Academy

June 13-17, 2022      8:00am-4:00pm    Lunch provided

Held at Greenfield-Central High School

810 N. Broadway,  Greenfield

Applicants must be 13-17 years of age and have no criminal record

Applications can be downloaded from from May 1-May 31

Informational video:

For further information, contact Capt. Bridget Foy at 317-477-1147


The Indianapolis Children’s Museum &

The Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience

3000 North Meridian St., Indianapolis

First Thursday of each month from 4:00-8:00pm

$6 per person

Youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Limited capacity — Online and advance tickets are encouraged

Social distancing and face masks are optional

(317) 334-4000 or 1-800-820-6214


Hancock County 4-H fair

June 17 -June 24, 2021

Free general admission


Let’s Go Fly a Kite!

Saturday, June 25,    10:00am-2:00pm

Anderson Flower Farm and the Hoosier Kitefliers Society

2284 W Co Rd 300 S.      Frankfort, IN   46041

2nd Annual Event–Hoosier Kite Fliers Society is coming back to the Anderson Flower Farm for a family fun-filled day of flying kites! Everyone is welcome to fly a kite or watch the professional kite fliers with their amazing kites.

Kites will be in the air from 10a to 2p.

Bring your own kite or buy one for $5.

FREE RSVP requested to help plan for the day


Newfields Art Museum

First Thursday of each month, 11:00am-8:00pm

Free general admission,  Advance tickets are required

Face masks are optional




                                              Indiana War Memorial Museum

Indiana War Memorials

                                                           Soldiers and Sailors Monument


Indianapolis cultural institutions are proud to join forces to make fun family learning more accessible. Families that meet the requirements listed below can visit all participating locations for just $2 per family member per visit, for up to two adults and dependent youth living in the household. Some special events and exhibits may not be included.

Indiana residents actively enrolled in these programs qualify:

  • Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
  • Healthy Indiana Plan (Basic and Plus)
  • Hoosier Healthwise Insurance
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Hoosier Works
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Participating Locations

                                                            Newfields                                                  NCAA Hall of Champions                                                 Rhythm! Discovery Center                                                Indiana Historical Society                                                Indiana Repertory Theatre                                             Terre Haute Children’s Museum                                           Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum                                       The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis                                       Conner Prairie Interactive History Park                                     Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites                                   Bellaboo’s: A Children’s Play & Discovery Center                          Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art                         WonderLab Museum of Science, Health, and Technology in Bloomington               
 Application information is available at: Access Pass Program   ALL INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE PLEASE CALL THE VENUE BEFORE VISITING      
 Food Support Resources
Summer 2022 
Please call ahead to verify days and times of services

❖   Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen 
202 E. Main St.         Greenfield, IN
(317) 462-9900         
 Hours:  Monday-Friday, 11:00am-1:00pm for lunch  and 5:00pm-7:00pm
Open to all at no cost, free will offerings accepted                      Dining room open in mid-May
Weekend sack lunches are available for pick-up on Friday — sign up Monday-Thursday
❖  Summer Meals for Kids (available to all children 18 years and younger)–No Charge     
  *Meals are also available to persons over 18 years who are enrolled in an approved educational
                   program for the mentally or physically disabled.    All meals must be consumed on-site.
A “CLOSED SITE” is open only to participants at those program sites
Greenfield-Central High School
810 N. Broadway,  Greenfield, IN       Door #14 — West side of building
May  31-July 22, 2022     Weekdays only    (No meals provided on July 4)
Breakfast:  7:30am-8:30am
Lunch:  11:30am-12:30pm
Greenfield-Central Junior High School
1440 North Franklin St.    Greenfield, IN        Door #11 – West side of the building in the bus parking lot
May 31-July 22, 2022           Weekdays only     (No meals provided on July 4)
Breakfast – 7:30am-8:30am
Lunch:  11:00am-12:00pm           
Greenfield Intermediate School
204 W. Park Avenue     Greenfield, IN         Door #3 — South side of building
May 31-July 22, 2022      Weekdays only     (No meals provided on July 4)
Breakfast:  8:00am-9:00am
Lunch:  11:30am-12:30pm           
Kathy Dowling Aquatic Center Concession Stand
300 Apple St.,   Greenfield, IN
May 31-July 22, 2022       Weekdays only   (No meals provided on July 4)
Lunch: 11:30am – 12:30pm      
Boys and Girls Club of Hancock County      CLOSED SITE
715 E. Lincoln St.,  Greenfield, IN
June 6-July 22, 2022       Weekdays only    (No meals provided on July 4)
Breakfast:  7:30-8:30am
Lunch: 11:30am-12:30pm
Kids Kamp @ Greenfield Parks Dept.      CLOSED SITE
280 Apple St.,  Greenfield, IN
May 31-July 22, 2022       Weekdays only  (No meals provided on July 4)
Breakfast:  7:30am-8:00am
Lunch  11:30am-12:00noon
❖   Hancock County Food Pantry
741½ S. State St.,  Greenfield, IN
(317) 468-0273      
Hours:     Monday—– 1:00-2:30pm, 5:30-6:30pm
                Tuesday—— 9:00-10:30am, 6:00-7:00pm
                Wednesday—— 7:00-8:00pm
                Thursday—— 7:00-8:00pm
*** May be accessed twice per month, must show proof of Hancock County residency, and meet income    
        guidelines shown on website
         A ‘drive-thru’ model is in place so that families are able to stay in their vehicles and receive food
❖   Gleaners Mobile Food Pantry    
          No proof of residency or income is required, must be 18+
Participants must provide their own bags, boxes, carts, or wagons
       Location:   Fortville Christian Church,  9450 N. 200 W.,   Fortville
                    May 28, June 25, July 23, August 27, Sept. 24         
       10:00am-12:00pm (or until food is gone)                                   
❖    Life Choices Care Center  
1454 N. State St., Greenfield         (317) 467-9700
Baby formula, baby food, diapers
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday   11am-5pm
❖   Blessing Boxes
These are locations where individuals can get several items of non-perishable food items from a cabinet, free of charge.   It is designed as a short-term solution for those who temporarily have unmet needs. 
All are available  24/7
Greenfield Police Dept. lobby  — sponsored by local churches
Riley Park — near the tennis courts
Greenfield Elks Lodge, 820 S. State St., Greenfield
Corner of Pennsylvania and South St.
Church at the corner of Davis Rd. and Franklin St.
35 E. Main St., New Palestine      The box is on the backside of a building (insurance company and barber shop) across the street from the Town Hall and Police department
❖    The David Nolen Pantry of Hope   
11850 Brookville Rd., Indianapolis
Contactless pantry
Thursday  5:00-7:00pm
❖   Connect2Help 2-1-1 
2-1-1 is an information and referral line that connects people to vital social services, such as food, clothing, shelter, counseling, etc.   When a person calls 2-1-1, specially-trained information and referral personnel assess what services are needed and provide the appropriate resource and related information. Free and confidential.  Available 24/7.     Dial 2-1-1 on your phone or visit Indiana 211
❖   Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 
Provides food assistance to low and no income people and families living in the United States so they may     buy the nutritious food needed for good health.  Interested parties may begin the application process by:
                        **Applying on-line at
                        **Contact Hancock County Division of Family Resources, 1290 N. State St.  Suite A, Greenfield,
                                1-800-403-0864      Office hours 8:00am-4:30pm
❖    Meals on Wheels of Hancock County      
             One hot and one cold meal are delivered at lunchtime Mondays through Fridays. Weekend meals available. 
             There is no age or income restriction.  An application, $10 to apply, and a prescription from a doctor to
             specify the diet required, are the only restrictions.  Cost is based on income. Participants must live in Hancock
County.  For further information, call  (317) 477-4345.    Meals on Wheels of Hancock County, Indiana
❖    Central Indiana Council on Aging (CICOA) 
CICOA delivers freshly prepared, frozen, wholesome meals every two weeks to residents of Marion and the surrounding counties, Monday-Friday. Daily hot meal deliveries are available in Hamilton, Hancock and Hendricks counties. The suggested contribution is $3 per meal..
To receive home-delivered meals, individuals primarily should be confined to their home due to physical or mental health reasons, unable to prepare their own meals and meet one of the following eligibility criteria:
●     At least 60 years of age; or
●     The spouse of someone at least 60 years of age; or
●     Under the age of 60 with a disability and receiving services through CHOICE, SSBG, or Medicaid Waiver.
Meal options available:
●     Regular diet 
●     Vegetarian          
●     Low sodium heart healthy
●     Diabetic
Please call 317-803-6131 for further information
**  CICOA has a new program to help low-income homebound seniors with free pet food and supplies.
                                      If you or a loved one need this service, please call 317-803-6131.
Church Ministries
❖    Angel Connection  
McCordsville United Methodist Church,  6247 W. Broadway, McCordsville   (317) 335-3705
            Food pantry open Wednesdays from 9:00-10:00am
            Community Dinner – 2nd Saturday of each month (January – August), 4:30-7:00pm
            Breakfast to the Community – 3rd Saturday of each month (January – October), 7:30-10:00am
❖    Community Outreach Ministry Eastside (COME)
Cumberland First Baptist Church, 116 S. Muessing     (317) 894-2645
Pantry is open Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00pm
Serves residents of Buck Creek and Sugar Creek Townships (Hancock County)
                and Warren Township (Marion County)
❖    FARM — Fortville Area Resource Mission
Fortville Christian Church,  9450 N. County Road 200W,   Fortville  (317) 203-9606
Drive-thru grocery items         
Tuesdays from 12:30-2:30pm (doors open at 11:30)    and    
Third Tuesday evening of each month from 6:00-7:00pm (doors open at 5:30)
             Services available to all in need
           **Weekend backpack distribution is also available to students at Fortville Elementary and Mt. Vernon
            Middle school every Friday during the school year.  Please check with the school counselor for 
            more information.
❖     Groceries of Grace and Grace Garden  
Cross of Grace Lutheran Church    3519 S. 600 W., New Palestine         (317) 861-0977       
             Call church office between 9am-3pm, Monday -Friday to schedule an appointment 
              Cross of Grace houses a food pantry offering fresh food and non-perishable food items to 
             individuals and families from the community.
❖    Vineyard Community Church at Mt. Comfort   
            1672 North 600 West, Greenfield   317-894-3280                                
            Food pantry — First Wednesday of each month — 12:30-2:30     AND  
        Third Sunday of each month      1:00 – 3:00pm (June’s date has been changed to June 12)
             This is currently a mobile pantry where bags are pre-packaged.  Participants are encouraged to stay in
             their vehicles and not come any earlier than 10-15 minutes before start time.  New guests will be asked to
             fill out an information sheet.
❖   Wellspring Food Pantry @ Brandywine Church                                                                                        
                Brandywine Community Church
1551 E. New Rd., Greenfield          (317) 462-2015
                   Walk in grocery items                
Monday’s  10-5 pm
Tuesday’s 12-7pm
Thursday’s 10-5pm
Delivery can be made for anyone in a high risk or immunocompromised category if in the Greenfield area.
❖   Love INC of Greater Hancock County    
(317) 468-6300
Hours:     Monday through  Friday, 9:30am-12:30pm 
    Voice mail messages may be left at any time.
Following a brief intake, Love INC may be able to refer families to churches with food pantries, household items and/or cleaning products ministry.  


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