Summertime Resources

FOOD & FREE Activities for the Kids!

Summer 2023— Free and Low Cost Activities

Hancock County Public Library Summer Reading Program

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


VIP Legacy 9 Cinemas

Free Family Film Festival
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Doors open at 9:30am
June 7 through August 10
(317) 462-2006
June 7 & 8 – PETS
June 14 & 15 – Abominable
June 21 & 22 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
June 28 & 29 – Puss & Boots
July 5 & 6 – Trolls World Tour
July 12 & 13 – Hotel Transylvania 3
July 19 & 20 – Minions: The Rise of Gru
July 26 & 27 – The Lego Movie
August 2 & 3 – Dragon 3D
August 9 & 10 – Sing 2

Planet Fitness

                                       1707 Melody Lane, Greenfield       317-467-8200

FREE High School Summer Pass

May 15 through Aug. 15 Ages 14-19 ***************************

Ivy Tech Community College

Free Summer Courses

For students in grades 9-12

Student who qualify will receive free tuition and textbooks

No limit on the number of courses

Student must be Indiana residents at any high school, including 8th graders entering 9th grade, graduating seniors, homeschool students, and students at adult high schools Info. available at


Kindergarten 101, a free one-week program, will be held July 17-21 for incoming Greenfield-Central kindergarteners starting the 2023-24 school year. Students will learn about daily reading, morning meetings, small group activities, recess, and lunch. A morning session and an afternoon session is available. The program is sponsored by Purdue Extension of Hancock County and is held at JB Stephens Elementary school. For questions, contact Mandy Gray at or call 317-462-1113.

Registration is due May 25 at


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 (weather dependent)

9:00am – 9:00pm

Free for residents and non-residents


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


Summer Movie Series

All movies begin at dusk

Saturday, June 24 @ Depot Street Park, movie – Lightyear

Thursday, July 13 @ Kathy Dowling Aquatic Center Pool, movie – Moana

                                         Saturday, July 29 @ Depot Street Park,  movie – Trolls

                    Saturday, August 19 @ Brandywine Park,   movie – Kicking and Screaming

                                  Saturday, September 16 @ Beckenholdt Park,  movie – Grease

Friday, October 13 @ H.J. Ricks Centre for the Arts, movie – The Addams Family (1991)


Entertainment @ Depot Street Park

251 Depot St., Greenfield

Friday evenings

June 9, June 23, July 14, July 28, August 11, August 25

Opening Act @ 6PM followed by headliner at 7PM


Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating

Non-alcoholic beverages and food permitted

*********************************** Live @ the Rails

251 Depot St., Greenfield

Saturday night outdoor concert series

June 17, July 22, Aug. 12, Aug. 26, Sept. 9, Sept. 23

5:00pm – games

6:00pm – opening act

8:00pm – headlining performance


Refreshments available for purchase

Small coolers allowed for children and specific dietary needs

Portable restrooms available


Pennsy Trail Art Fair and Music Festival

                                                                                        July 29,  9am-5pm

Free Admission

At the Courthouse Plaza and American Legion Place

Mental Health Partners of Hancock County 317-462-2877

******************** Bentley’s Buddies and Friends

707 N State Street

Greenfield , IN 46140

317-604-7309 or 317-318-2230

Sit Stay Read Summer Camp

                                                                                  June 12-15,  9am-12pm

June 12 – grades K-2 – “Can I be Your Pet”

June 13 – grades 3-8 – “You Think You Want to be a Florist?”

June 14 – grades K-2 – “I Want to be a Vet”

June 15 – grades 3-8 – “Maya and the Stage Fright”

Pre-registration required @

15 “campers” per session

************************* New Palestine’s Music on Depot

July 22, August 26, Sept. 23

                                                                   11 E. Main St.,    New Palestine, IN

Event area open at 6:00pm, with music at 7:00pm

******************************* New Palestine Summer Fest

June 23-24

                                                                    11 E. Main St.,   New Palestine, IN

Free Admission

Music, Food,

Vendors (Saturday only)

************************* Fortville Summerfest

Saturday, July 8


Fireworks, food trucks, vendors and a lot of other things happening in Fortville for their 2023 Summerfest!


Sugar Creek Twp. Fire Prevention and Life Safety Open House

Sugar Creek Township Fire Station #45

                                                                       3545 S. 600 W.,  New Palestine

September 23


Safety trailer, fire department demonstrations, and interactive activities


Family Fun Summer Series

Hosted by Hancock4Kids

June 10th

Kids’ Dash begins at 9:45am and 5K starts @ 10:00am

Hancock County Courthouse Plaza

Kids’ Dash (through 1st grade) – Free Registration

5K Youth Participants (through grade 12) – $25

5K Adult Participants – $40

Free registration for law enforcement, EMT, firefighters, military, healthcare workers, and educators

Registration info @

All families are welcome to come meet superheroes and participate in free activities, crafts, music, and demonstations

July 13th

6pm – 8pm

Picnic in the Park

Riley Park Pavilion (by the sledding hill)

Food, games, fun, and giveaways


Hancock County Community Night

                                                                                July 19,   5:00 – 8:00pm

Hancock County Fairgrounds, 620 Apple St.,

Sheriff’s Department, Greenfield Police, and Fire Department demonstrations — SWAT, K9, Hazardous Materials Response, vehicle extrication, smoke houses, car seat safety checks, and more.

Bounce houses, raffle giveaways, free food. free school supplies and backpacks.


Hancock County Teen Police Academy

                                             June 5-9, 2023      8:00am-4:00pm    Lunch provided

Held at Greenfield-Central High School

                                                                          810 N. Broadway,  Greenfield

FREE for Hancock County residents

Applicants must be 14-17 years of age and have no criminal record

Applications may be submitted through the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office website       or

The Greenfield Police Dept. website from April 10- May 10, 2023

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

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


Hancock County 4-H fair

June 23 -June 30, 2023

Free general admission


Newfields Art Museum

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

                                       Free general admission        Advance tickets are required




Soldiers and Sailors Monument Indiana State Police Museum,   8660 E. 21st. St.

Indiana War Memorial Museum, 55 E. Michigan St.

Indiana War Memorial Plaza Historic District Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park, 1850 W. 38th St.





Concerts on the Canal Indianapolis

Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center

450 West Ohio St., Indianapolis

                                                 June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29   and   July 13, 20, 27


Guests can bring their own chair or blanket and sit on the grassy areas along the Central Canal

Free parking at the History Center is on a first-come basis

The History Center offers free admission, 10am-6pm, on concert Thursdays


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


Crispus Attucks Museum

Indianapolis Ballet

Ft. Wayne Museum of Art 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



Summer 2023 Food Resources

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 for dinner

Open to all at no cost, free will offerings accepted

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 (OPEN Site)

810 N. Broadway, Greenfield, IN       Door #14 — West side of the building

June 5, 2023-July 21, 2023    Weekdays only    (No meals provided on July 4)

Breakfast: 7:30am-8:30am

Lunch: 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Greenfield-Central Junior High School (OPEN Site)

1440 North Franklin St.    Greenfield, IN        Door #11 – West side of the building in the bus parking lot

June 5, 2023-July 21, 2023          Weekdays only     (No meals provided on July 4)

Breakfast – 7:30am-8:30am

Lunch: 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Kathy Dowling Aquatic Center Concession Stand (OPEN Site)

300 Apple St.,   Greenfield, IN

June 5, 2023-July 21, 2023      Weekdays only   (No meals provided on July 4)

Lunch: 10:45 am – 11:45 am

Kids Kamp @ Greenfield Parks Dept. (CLOSED Site)

280 Apple St., Greenfield, IN

June 5, 2023-July 21, 2023     Weekdays only (No meals provided on July 4)

Breakfast: 7:30am-8:00am

Lunch 11:30 am-12:00 pm


USDA meal programs for children operate all summer! To find the nearest summer meal site, call 211 or text ‘Summer Meals’ (English) or ‘Verano’ (Spanish) to 914-342-7744. Households in need of assistance any time of the year can call the USDA National Hunger Hotline at 866-3-HUNGRY to speak with a representative who will find resources, such as summer meal sites, food banks, and other nearby social services.

❖ 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+

                        Location:   Fortville Christian Church, 9450 N. 200 W.,   Fortville

May 20, June 24, July 22, August 26, Sept. 23 10:00am-12:00pm (or until food is gone)

❖ The David Nolen Pantry of Hope

                11850 Brookville Rd., Indianapolis     317-752-1500

Contactless pantry

Thursday 5:00-7:00pm

❖ Blessing Boxes

These are locations where individuals can get several items of non-perishable food items and hygiene products 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, 116 S. State St.

Greenfield Commons Park, W 5th St.

Greenfield Elks Lodge, 820 S. State St.

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church   1009 S. 100 E.

Maple’s Mobile Home Park, 547 Pratt St. – near office

Riley Park — near the tennis courts


Fortville Village Apartments, 750 N. Madison St – behind the office


New Palestine Bible Church, 27 W. Main St.

35 E. Main St. – behind the building 18 E. Mill

❖ 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

Also offered by Meals on Wheels:

Pet Connect – Assists low-income homebound seniors with free pet food and supplies. Please call Lynda Kosh @ 317-477-4345

❖ 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  Hancock County FSSA: DFR

❖ CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions

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. Please call 317-803-6131 for further information

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

Also Available:

Voucher Program — Enables individuals age 60 and over to have more options and increased flexibility in their dining choices. For a suggested contribution of $3.00 per meal, seniors can receive a reusable meal card that may be redeemed at Hancock Regional Hospital – (Lunch 11am-2pm and Dinner 4-7pm)          317-462-5544

Call or visit one of these enrollment sites to set up a senior discount meal card:

Greenfield Senior Center

Enrollment applications are available on the first Monday and Wednesday of each month at the Patricia Elmore Senior Center, 280 Apple Street in Greenfield.       Contact Kim Voorhis 317-477-4343

Hancock County Senior Services

Enrollment applications are available from 9am-3pm on Tuesday and Thursdays.

Contact Betsy at 317-462-3758, or stop by Hancock County Senior Services, 1870 Fields Blvd., Greenfield

Church Ministries

FARM — Fortville Area Resource Mission

                Fortville Christian Church, 9450 N. County Road 200W,    Fortville (317) 203-9606

Free choice pantry

Tuesdays from 12:30-2:30pm (doors open at 11:30 for social hour and a meal) and starting in June

2nd & 4th Thursday evening of each month from 6:30-7:30pm (doors open at 5:30 for social hour and a meal)

Services available to those in need who are residence of Hancock County, Pendleton and Ingals

❖ 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.

❖ McCordsville United Methodist Church Food Pantry

McCordsville United Methodist Church, 6247 W. Broadway, McCordsville (463) 266-7171 Food pantry open Wednesdays from 9:00-11:00am

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

❖ 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 25) Log into Facebook

This is currently a mobile pantry where bags are pre-packaged. Participants are encouraged to stay in their vehicles. 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

❖ 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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