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March Newsletter


Happy National Nutrition Month

As we continue efforts toward making healthy food more accessible, our neighborhood partners too are addressing these concerns with action-oriented events this month.

In honor of National Agriculture Day on March 20, the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center and its FAIRS Care program needs your help to provide much needed food relief for the community’s food pantry source, Gleaners Food Bank. The “FAIRS Care Drive-Thru Food Drive,” will be held on Tuesday, March 20 from 6:30 – 9:30 AM and 3:00-6:00 PM at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center, Fall Creek Pavilion Parking Lot (located inside the main entrance off Fall Creek Parkway), at the Gate 6 entrance.

Donors who bring canned and dry goods or monetary donations to the Fairgrounds will receive one complimentary ticket (limited to the first 250 donors) to the 2018 Indiana State Fair to be held Aug 3-19.

Suggested nonperishable food items include canned meats like tuna and chicken, soups and ravioli, canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter and jelly and macaroni and cheese.



An Opportunity to Give Back

 Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation believes parks and greenspaces make our neighborhood a better place to live, work, and play. Because of this, we have transformed several lots in Mapleton-Fall Creek into pocket parks and greenspaces. This both improves the neighborhood aesthetically and enriches the community with places to exercise, gather, and enjoy one another. To keep up with maintenance, infrastructure, and programming, we rely upon donations from people like you. Purchasing Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) tax credits eases the cost of your donation on you. 
This map highlights the locations of each MFCDC-owned park and/or greenspace.
NAP credits act like a rebate on your state taxes. For donations of $100 or more, the donor will receive 50 percent of their donation back on their state taxes.
The money we raise from NAP goes directly to support our parks. To find out more and how to donate, click here.


Great Indy Cleanup

This spring Mapleton-Fall Creek will be a focus neighborhood for Keep Indianapolis Beautiful’s Great Indy Cleanup! Join us on April 14th @ 9am, starting at the gardens on 30th & Central. Tell us you’re attending via our Facebook event page!

Can’t make it for this cleanup? We have plenty of spring and summer volunteer opportunities coming up! Visit the volunteer page of our website:

Community Engagement

Throughout the last six weeks, resident-formed teams played in friendly competition while community organizations from food to education to housing services provided information for resident spectators. We’ve had the opportunity to partner with the City League basketball tournament to bring community connectedness among people, organizations and community groups through the love of basketball.

We’re glad to be a part of this program for the second year as a sponsor, and look forward to its growth.

Join us this Thursday to witness the culmination of the tournament with the Championship Game and celebrate community engagement with your Mid-North and Northeast neighbors.

Want to Engage with MFCDC?

As part of our board structure, we have six committees that meet monthly for an opportunity to discuss the successes made and exchange ideas on how to better serve the Mid-North neighborhoods.

Currently we’re seeking new members for our Property Management and Community Building Committees. See the link below for more information about meeting dates and times.

Request for Contractors

We’re currently working on rehabilitating houses along College Avenue and 28th street and looking for general contractors. If interested in our 2018 Rehab Projects, contact Asset Manager Monica Lunderman at or 317-333-6950 by Monday March 12th.

If simply interested in to be added to our list of contractors for other projects, feel free to contact Monica at any time.

MNA Office Hours

As a citizen you have the right and opportunity to reach out to your elected officials with your concerns and questions. In Indianapolis, to further help with the citizen to mayor connection, Mayor’s Neighborhood Advocates are positioned throughout the city. There are ten MNAs and each of them attend neighborhood meetings and events and hold office hours.

For the Mid-North neighborhoods, Hope Russu serves as the MNA and holds office hours at MFCDC every Tuesday from 2pm-4pm. Come in with your questions/concerns to speak with her, or reach her by phone or email. 

E: P: 317-327-5115

Indy Free Tax Prep

Need help filing your state and federal taxes? Indy Free Tax Prep in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers assistance to individuals and families with a combined household income of $66,000 or less. Tax Prep locations are all over Marion County, click below to find one closest to you to schedule an appointment.

Upcoming Neighborhood Events

Here, we at MFCDC wanted to highlight a couple of neighborhood events you may be interested in attending. For a more updated and comprehensive list of community events, be sure to visit our events page.

Sports Legend Experience: Spring Mid-North Neighborhood Night
On  March 27th, residents will get exclusive access to Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience, enjoy a light dinner, sign-up for your free Neighborhood Club Membership, and learn about current and upcoming Children’s Museum programs.

The event is free! To RSVP, call 317-334-4000

19th Annual Fall Creek Cleanup
March 31st will mark the 19th year of the Fall Creek Cleanup organized by Dirty Dozen Hunting and Fishing Club founder Joe King. Alongside neighbors will be the kids of Outdoor Youth Exploration Academy (OYEA), a program which began 30 years ago by DDHFC for youth development through non-traditional outdoor experiences.
The Cleanup will conclude with a kite flying contest at Douglass Park where kids will fly their hand-made kites.

Food Access Task Force Needs You!

On the second Monday of each month, a group of neighbors and community partners meet to plan how to best bring affordable and healthy food to the Mid-North area. This group, the Food Access Task Force, meets at Tabernacle Presbyterian Church (418 East 34th St.) at 6pm.
The Food Access Task Force meets with two goals in mind: 1) how do we address the issue of our food desert status? and 2) how can we best use the property formerly known as Fall Creek Gardens to serve the community?
Join us for the discussion and be a part of the solution!

Contact Kelly James at for questions.

Support Our Efforts

Help us continue our efforts to connect neighborhood partners to help, serve, revitalize, stimulate, and invest resources to rebuild an affordable, safe, and vital community.

Additionally, because MFCDC believes we are stronger together, we keep our Events Calendar up to date to inform our neighbors about what is happening in our community. Visit our calendar below.

Upcoming Events