The Indiana Emergency Food Resource Network has published its February newsletter, which includes valuable information on the the 2017 tax reform bill, along with other subjects. The newsletter can be found here: February Newsletter 2018.pdf


Indiana House bill consolidating townships dies without a vote, despite support from House leaders

The Indianapolis Star provides an update to House Bill 1005, which would have resulted in the merging of 300 rural Indiana townships into neighboring townships, here:

House bill consolidating townships dies without a vote

Township Publishes Study on Assistance Program and Employment Questionnaires

November 20, 2017

Perry Township is releasing for the first time a client profile/report of persons requesting Township Emergency Assistance of some type for necessities of living for which a need has arisen due to financial hardship.   The data contained within this report was mined from the Township Assistance files and budget expenditures required by the state of Indiana or was extracted from a short questionnaire each applicant for assistance was asked to complete and submit anonymously at the time of application.

The data recorded and released in this profile/profile will be used by Perry Township for budgetary forecasts and determining community need and hopefully by other units of local government and social agencies for our continuing education on which to base future policies.  

Bobby's Pantry Switching to Paper and Reusable Bags

January 31, 2017

Bobby’s Pantry, the food pantry run through the Perry Township Trustee’s office, will be switching to cloth and paper bags beginning on February 1, 2017. This is part of an effort to reduce waste and use more environmentally sustainable materials.

The Trustee encourages anyone visiting the food pantry to bring their re-usable bags in when they come for groceries. The Township has also purchased 500 reusable bags with the name “Bobby’s Pantry” on them to distribute with food over the next few months. If you visit the Pantry and receive one or more of these bags with your food, try to bring these bags back with you each time you visit for food.

Perry Township Locations in Breaking Away

In the summer of 1978, the film Breaking Away began filming in and around Bloomington, Indiana. It featured many recognizable Bloomington buildings and landmarks, including the sprawling campus of Indiana University, Nick’s English Hut, and of course the limestone quarries. Other locations featured have since been torn down or build up in the almost 40 years since the film was created.

Among them is 1010 S. Walnut Street, where the present-day Perry Township Trustee’s office is located. In Breaking Away, main character Dave’s father Ray owned “Campus Cars,” a used-car lot where several scenes take place. In real life it was an actual car lot for many years before the current buildings housing Perry Township and several non-profit organizations were built in 1984. It has been owned by the Township since 1993.

March 13, 2017


Parking Lot Currently Under Construction

parking lot 


The front and back parking lots for the Perry Township Trustee's office located at 1010 S. Walnut Street are currently under construction. This means that parking around the Township office and food pantry, as well as the offices of New Leaf New Life and Area 10 Agency on Aging, is significantly restricted. If you need to visit one of these offices, you may need to find alternative parking, such as on Washington Street (one block east). This neighborhood does not have parking restrictions.

Notice of Public Meeting:

The Perry Township Board will meet on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 at 4:15pm in the Perry Township Meeting Room located at 1010 S. Walnut Street, Suite D, Bloomington, IN 47401. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss: 

1. Review construction plans for parking and set bidding date

2. Readopt Policy on Materiality & Process for Reporting Material Item Losses

3. Adopt Policy on Internal Financial Control and Policy on Flow Charts

4. Review Assistance Report

5. Other

Township Survey on Client Employment/Unemployment

22 June 2016

Perry Township has been surveying its clients since 2012 over their employment status and the reasons why clients leave employment. In data processed from April 2014 to April 2016, the survey results offer multiple reasons why unemployed clients left their most recent jobs: 

Township Assistance Declines in Data Reports from 2014 to 2016

21 June 2016

The Perry Township Trustee's office has experienced a general decline in applicants for its Emergency Assistance Program since 2014. In data compiled by the Township, this decline is reflected across several measures of Township activity, such as walk-in inquiries about assistance, actual appointments taken, and money paid out to vendors for assistance. Conversely, traffic to the Bobbie's Place Food Pantry run by the Township office has increased fairly steadily from 2014 to 2016. 

The charts and graphs below are intended to reflect this data, and were compiled by Case Investigator Laura Blaker. This information was retrieved from Township appointment books, sign-in sheets, and the computer system. Most of the data compiled compares the periods of January-May across 2014, 2015, and 2016. 

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