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.

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. 

Dan Combs Named Trustee of the Year

28 September 2015

Trustee Dan Combs of Perry Township, Monroe County, was named the "Trustee of the Year" by the Indiana Township Association during its annual conference on Tuesday, September 22nd.

The selection committee determined that Trustee Combs more than met the criteria of a trustee who successfully fulfills, not only the duties of office, but demonstrates the willingness and ability to move significantly beyond those duties to the benefit of their community.


Night of Extraordinary Women

Gala 2015

featuring Honored Speaker IU First Lady
Laurie Burns McRobbie

Silent Auction - hors d'oeuvres - prizes - Cocktail Attire Requested!

Hub Family Lunch

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard hosts a monthly free lunch highlighting healthy eating on a budget and creating space to share food and talk about food access in our community

Celebrate Mardi Gras!

and benefit the Community Kitchen!

Come join us in a Mardi Gras celebration on Saturday, February 7th at Fountain Square Mall. Doors open at 7:30pm with food served at 8pm. The party features Cajun Cuisine from One World Catering, bar service, music by The Dynamics, and performances by Asa Bella silk performers. Don't miss it!


Assistance hours: Mon-Fri, 9am - 3pm

Pantry Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-2:45pm

Phone hours: Mon-Fri, 8am - 4pm



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