Brightwood Community Center

The Brightwood Community Center, a nonprofit organization, has been compassionately dedicated to building stronger families and vibrant communities, for over 50 years. Despite the chaos in the economy and the world at-large, the Brightwood Community Center continues to be “The Balm of Brightwood”, delivering excellent programming while also giving hope to families around Indianapolis. Their goals are to cultivate and expand opportunities, skills, resources, and connections to enrich lives.

Programs include Healing Circles, where community members can find support in addressing trauma in the community; Youth Summer Camp, designed to increase reading and comprehension skills, build character and teamwork; Parent Retreat, Workforce and Legal Assistance programs and more. Brightwood’s new location, 2140 N. Arsenal Ave, Indianapolis, also offers a “Client Choice” food pantry, where clients are able to select foods that best meet their needs. St. Mark’s volunteers help with stocking and assisting clients with shopping, on varied Tuesdays & Wednesdays.

Executive Director, Shonna Majors, has appeared in the news multiple times recently, highlighting the growth and improvements Brightwood has been achieving; “…feel encouraged that things are changing for the better in our community”.

Brightwood Community Center Food Pantry

“I was hungry and you gave me something to eat.” Big thanks to the many St. Mark’s volunteers who have been helping with the monthly food pantry for Brightwood Community families! BCC Food Pantry is now offering a “Client Choice” food pantry, once per month, on the 2nd week of each month. Volunteers help with shelving food on racks and assisting clients with shopping. Clients select foods that best meet their needs.

  • 2nd Tuesdays: 11:30 – 2:00 receiving food and shelving
  • 2nd Wednesdays: 1:30 – 4:00 help patrons shop/restock shelves

If you are ready to be the difference in a community’s life, contact Diane Newton for more information and to sign up:

Please contact Stephanie Cohen if you would like to know more.