Mary Lee Maier Community Pantry
Welcome to the Mary Lee Maier Community Pantry
We serve all Avon Community School Corporation employees and families that have a child in the Avon Community School Corporation. In order to assist us and help you more efficiently, we ask you to register, just once a year.
Currently, we are operating in a drive-through format:
- Please follow the signs when you arrive at Avon Intermediate School East property, they will direct you west to the back of Avon Intermediate School West. This is where the line starts for the drive through.
- You will be greeted by a MLM member and this is where you will check in. Your family size will be written on a piece of paper and places on your front window. You will then be directed to drive up to the volunteers.
- The volunteers will place a box of packaged food according to family size in your trunk. Each family will receive milk, eggs, frozen foods, and refrigerated foods when available.
We are able to do what we do because of the generosity of the Avon community. If you would like to make a donation, please refer to the items in this list.
Donations can be dropped off at the Avon Community Schools Corporation Administration building located at 7203 E US Hwy 36 Avon, IN 46123.
Monetary donations will be forwarded to the Mary Lee Maier Community Pantry Treasurer, Kevin Gray. Please make all checks payable to the Mary Lee Maier Community Pantry in an envelope labeled "Mary Lee Maier Community Pantry c/o Kevin Gray".
Are you interested in making donations and love to use Amazon? We have a wish list on Amazon where anyone can purchase items to be donated and they will be shipped directly to the pantry. You can view our wish list by clicking the Amazon logo.
We are located on the south side of Avon Intermediate School East at Door #13.
Avon Intermediate School East
174 South Avon Avenue
Avon, IN 46123
We are open every Thursday from 5:00 to 6:00 pm except during fall, winter, and spring break. (Confirm these dates by checking ACSC's district calendar.)
Mary Lee Maier is the mother of Mindy Cunningham of Cunningham Restaurant Group (CRG). Due to CRG’s extensive support of the pantry, Mike Cunningham was asked to name the pantry. He did so in honor of his mother-in-law. Mary Lee was a dedicated kindergarten teacher in Cincinnati for more than 20 years, and an active and involved community member. She influenced children through her involvement in PTA, Girl Scouts, the Cincinnati Jayceettes, and as a church elder. She also volunteered as an instructor at her beloved swim club and inner-city public schools. Her passion and energy in providing kids with opportunity embodies the spirit of the Mary Lee Maier Community Pantry.