CanStruction

Noblesville Canstruction 2016

CanStruction 2018

We are starting to prepare for the SIXTH annual “CanStruction Noblesville” and are requesting your help again this year as a Sponsor, Team, Sculpture Host, Pre-event drive or as a Volunteer, please feel free to have people contact me directly for more information.

THANK YOU to everyone who has pledged to help relieve hunger and hunger anxiety in Noblesville and Hamilton County by supporting Noblesville CanStruction, in the first five years, Noblesville Main Street with the support of the community, have donated approximately 20,000 items of non-perishable food items to the Noblesville Trustees Office.

To be involved in the 2018 Noblesville CanStruction please use the forms above or contact Noblesville Main Street at info@noblesvillemainstreet.org for more information.

Hamilton County Food Insecurity Facts

  • According to Gleaners 1 in 8 Hamilton County residents are food insecure.
  • According to Feeding America Hamilton County saw a 68% increase in clients being served at food pantries in 2014.
  • The top 4 challenges reported by agencies during the past 12 months: Not Enough- Money, Food, Volunteers, Transportation Funds.
  • 211 said from Jan-July they received 164 call from Hamilton County residents looking for Food Pantries.
  • Hamilton County Harvest Food Bank distributed 49.260 lbs of food to local food pantries in 2013 that's a 51% increase over 2012.
  • Hamilton County food pantries served approximately 27,130 people in 2013 according to Gleaners.
  • The Noblesville Township Trustee Office serves on average 70 Noblesville Township residents every Thursday and apprx. 170 throughout the week with toiletries/diapers/bread & sweets.
  • Poverty in Hamilton county has increased by 67% from 2006-2009, 16% of Hamilton County Students are on the free and reduced lunch program
  • Hamilton county food pantries serve around 25,890 people per year
  • According to Map the Meal Gap 2016, provided by Feeding America, Food Insecurity Rate for Hamilton County is 9.4%, totaling 27,150 individuals.  14.3% of our children will be affected by Food Insecurity.  

                % below 130% poverty level is 26% - SNAP, WIC, free school meals, CSFP, TEFAP

                % between 130% and 185% is 11% - WIC, reduced price lunches

                % above 185% is 63% - charitable response

  • Hamilton County Harvest Food Bank distributed 75,950 lbs. of food to pantries and meal programs in 2015, an increase of 14% over the previous year.
  • Free and Reduced lunch rates for the school systems in Hamilton County range from 10% (Carmel) to 44% (Sheridan):  Hamilton Heights-30%, Noblesville-24%, Fishers-14%, Westfield-16%