News Briefs May 19-25

Infant Survival Kits Available

INDIANAPOLIS — The Department of Health, in collaboration with the Indiana Department of Child Services has established partnerships with agencies in the State of Indiana to provide safe sleep education and Infant Survival Kits (one infant portable crib, fitted sheet with safe sleep message imprinted on it, wearable blanket, pacifier and safe sleep recommendations) for families who do not have safe places for their infants to sleep.
For more information email or call 1-844-MCH-MOMS.

People’s Food Summit June 3

INDIANAPOLIS — The People’s Food Summit will take place on Saturday, June 3rd at Riverside Park, 2420 E. Riverside Dr.. This one-day summit will bring together residents of Indianapolis and Marion County with government officials and subject-matter experts to develop a comprehensive strategy for addressing issues of food access and food insecurity. Throughout the day, participants will work together to develop a city-wide food work plan that incorporates urban agriculture, alternatives to retail supermarkets, hunger relief, and more. The summit will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Visit for more information and to register for the event.

NEAR Holds Neighbor Forum May 18

INDIANAPOLIS — There will be a special NEAR Neighbor Forum on Thurs., May 18, at 6 p.m, at the John Boner Neighborhood Center (2236 E. 10th St.) that focuses on neighborhood safety strategies. Neighbors on the near eastside are encouraged to come and participate, to share strategies, initiatives, and resources that are making a difference in other places.