Wish List

Donating financially isn’t the only way to help the Edna Martin Christian Center. Many times, a donation of the right material goods is put to good use more quickly, and can save us a lot of steps.

Please click on one of the tabs below to see if there are items you can give. Thanks!

Regularly, the Edna Martin Christian Center Food Pantry is open 1 PM to 3 PM, Monday through Friday. Our pantry is intended to serve only those in our neighborhood, i.e.  Sherman Dr. on the east, the Monon Trail on the west, 30th Street on the north, and Massachusetts Ave. on the south. State ID plus social security numbers of everyone in the household are required. Families are limited to one visit per month. We are only closed on seven holidays a year.

HOWEVER, during the COVID-19 crisis, we are open 11 AM-3 PM, Monday-Friday. Boundary limitations are suspended. Families may visit once per week. 

Donations to the Food Pantry should be nonperishable, please. If you have fresh food, please contact us before donating. Call Andrea or LeNina at (317) 637-3776.

The eight most-requested items in our pantry are:

  • Baby and adult diapers
  • Sanitizer and wipes
  • Sanitary napkin
  • Soap
  • Tooth paste & tooth brush
  • Baby Clothes
  • Walmart Gift Cards


  • Apple sauce
  • Baby food
  • Beef stew
  • Canned baked beans
  • Canned beans
  • Canned carrots
  • Canned corn
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned green beans
  • Canned meats
  • Canned peas
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Canned tuna
  • Canned soups
  • Chicken noodle soup
  • Tomato soup
  • Chili
  • Condensed milk
  • Condiments
  • Grape jelly
  • Peanut butter
  • Juice
  • Kidney beans
  • Ravioli
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • SpaghettiOs ®


  • Boxed dinners
  • Cake mix
  • Cereal
  • Corn bread mix
  • Crackers
  • Dried beans
  • Instant potatoes
  • Jello ®
  • Macaroni
  • Pasta noodles / spaghetti
  • Pancake mix
  • Pudding
  • Raisins
  • Ramen noodles
  • Rice
  • Snacks
  • Stove-top stuffing


  • Bath soap
  • Deodorant
  • Detergent
  • Dish washing liquid
  • Feminine products
  • Hair shampoo
  • Hand sanitizer / hand soap
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Tooth paste

Need more info about our Food Pantry and its needs? Contact LeNina Parham at (317) 637-3776 or lparham@ednamartincc.org


  • Sleeping Bags
  • Potting soil
  • Fishing tackle
  • Coolers


  • Rain Ponchos
  • Socks & underwear
  • Bathing suits/Swim trunks
  • Flip-flops
  • Toiletries, like toothbrushes & toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, etc., especially sunscreen, insect repellant.

Miscellaneous items & activities supplies for each child

  • Beach towels
  • Solid-color Pillow Cases to write on
  • Bibles
  • Flashlights & Batteries
  • Bright/Multicolored Bandanas or Scarfs
  • Journals/Notebooks
  • Colored pencils
  • Permanent markers
  • Balls of yarn
  • Empty Shoe Boxes
  • Mason jars

For more information about Summer Camp and its needs, please contact Jamie Scott at (317) 637-3776, ext. 209 or jscott@ednamartincc.org