Monthly Mission Focus – Fletcher Place Community Center

The Fletcher Place Community Center exists to break the cycle of poverty through hope, caring, and renewal. They compassionately provide programs to ease the burden of low to moderate income individuals who struggle with life’s basic needs. With roots in the United Methodist Church, Fletcher Place was started in 1872, as a small outreach in the South side of downtown Indianapolis. Since then, the community center has grown to support families, youth and homeless all year long.

Hunger and financial deficiencies continue to be a reality in Indianapolis, especially this past year. COVID-19 has changed the way Fletcher Place provides services, but they are still offering these programs: Free Thrift Store, Food Pantry, Christmas Program, Golden Age, Hot Meals (when they are able) and daily distribution of sack meals. The REACH Early Learning Center at Fletcher Place, an additionally program, is a preschool program that believes every child has a right to a quality education. Their mission is to build a safe, high quality preschool environment as diverse as the community surrounding Fletcher Place Community Center, that encourages children ages 3-5 to recognize their value and REACH for their full potential.

Financial donations may be given online.

Throughout April we are also collecting the following current needs for their food pantry:

  • Canned Fruits and Veggies
  • Toilet Paper/Paper Towels
  • Canned Chicken
  • Brown Paper Bags
  • Plastic Bags



St. Mark’s is the “oatmeal” church for the Fletcher Place food pantry. Oatmeal donations are collected throughout the year and may be left inside Door #2.

Please contact Stephanie Cohen if you would like to know more or visit the Fletcher Place website.