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Banta Senior Center

Government
60+ Hot Lunches Monday - Friday

Please call (219)462-1301 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

PAX Center

Church
Community Meals

Our goal is to keep LaPorte County well-fed and well-loved through a network of food pantries, community meals, and community gardens.

Please call (219)575-7842 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

North Township Trustee

Government
FARMERS MARKET

Serving seniors age 55 and over and eligible clients during June, July & August. Must be a North Township resident only (Hammond, Whiting, Munster, Highland, East Chicago)

Monday through Friday
Food Assistance

No Kid Hungry

Nonprofit
Find Free Meals for Kids

Enter your address to find free, healthy meals being served by organizations in your community. We do not use your information for any other purpose than to locate food assistance. Visit www.nokidhungry.org/find-free-meals You can also find these resources by texting the word FOOD to 877-877. Data & message rates may apply.

Please call for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

North Township Trustee

Government
Food

Food provided for disaster situations,emergency needs, dietary restrictions and individuals that are ineligible for food stamps. Must be a North Township resident (Hammond, Whiting, Munster, Highland, East Chicago)

Monday through Friday
Food Assistance

Living Water Missionary Baptist Church

Food Assistance

Please call (219)853-9951 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Miller First Baptist

Church
Food Assistance

COVID-19 UPDATE: FOOD PANTRY STILL DISTRIBUTING Food pantry serving Lake & Porter County residents on the 2nd & 3rd Saturday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Must provide proof of residency.

Please call (219)938-8126 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

New Life House of God

Church
Food Assistance

COVID-19 Update: Phone number has been disconnected. Appears to have online services, but no campus listed for Hammond.

Please call (219)937-1055 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

St. John Bosco Church

Food Assistance

CORONA VIRUS-19 UPDATE: SERVE ONLY THE COLUMBIA CENTER AREA (WITHIN THE AREA DEFINED BY COLUMBIA AVENUE, CHESTNUT, 173RD AND 175TH). IF WITHIN THAT AREA CALL 219-853-9551 EXT 318 AND LEAVE A MESSAGE WITH NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER AND NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE HOME. A VOLUNTEER WILL CONTACT YOU ABOUT FOOD PICKUP. AVAILABLE ONE TIME PER 30 TO 45 PERIOD DEPENDING ON FAMILY SIZE.

Please call (219)844-9027 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Gary

Church
Food Assistance

Please call (219)845-7531 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

St. Vincent dePaul - St. Bridget

Church
Food Assistance

Please call (219)942-6441 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

St. Vincent dePaul - St. John the Evangelist

Church
Food Assistance

Please call (219)323-5205 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

First Contact Valparaiso

Church
Food Assistance

Please call (219)462-8332 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

First Contact Portage

Church
Food Assistance

Please call (219)764-7322 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

500 Turkeys

Nonprofit
Food Assistance

Food Boxes for families in need

Please call (219531-7777 ext 105 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

WIC - Lake Station

Nonprofit
Food Assistance

Please call (219)962-4116 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

WIC - Merrillville

Nonprofit
Food Assistance

Please call (219)887-1038 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

WIC - Crown Point

Nonprofit
Food Assistance

Please call (219)663-9279 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

WIC - Valparaiso

Nonprofit
Food Assistance

Please call (219)464-9220 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Center Township Trustee

Government
Food Assistance

Please call (219)663-0250 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Valparaiso Christian Food Pantry

Church
Food Bank

Please call (219)465-0207 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

God's Anointed Place (G.A.P) Church

Church
Food Pantry

Serves residents of Lake County on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Must provide proof of residence. Pickup times are based on your last name: A-F 3:30 G-L 4:15 N-R 5:00 S-Z 5:30

Please call (219)213-2837 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Gospel Truth Apostolic Ministry

Church
Food Pantry

Food pantry serving Lake County residents every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and every 3rd Sunday of the month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Proof of residency required.

Please call (219)949-5433 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Greater Destiny Church

Church
Food Pantry

Serving Lake & Porter County residents every 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:30 to7:00 p.m. Must provide proof of residency.

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Food Assistance

Greater First Baptist Church

Church
Food Pantry

Serving Lake & Porter County residents every 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month from 4:00 to 6 p.m. Must provide photo ID.

Please call (219)378-0914 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Greater Works Prayer

Food Pantry

Serving Hammond residents every Tuesday and Friday from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Must provide proof of residency.

Please call (219)852-0677 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Hammond Christian Reformed Church

Church
Food Pantry

COVID-19 UPDATE: Food pantry is still operating but does not have regular hours. Contact Dan at 219-845-5342 to discuss your needs and receive service.

Please call (219)844-3331 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Hammond New Harvest Church

Food Pantry

Please call (219)845-2056 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Healthier Living Charitables

Nonprofit
Food Pantry

Food pantry serving Lake & Porter County residents every Wednesday from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Must provide a photo ID.

SUN
Food Assistance

Holy Rosary Conference - Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Nonprofit
Food Pantry

Food pantry serving residents of zip code 46406 only every 3rd Saturday of the month from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. Must provide photo ID.

Food Assistance

House of Glory Word Outreach

Church
Food Pantry

Food pantry serving Lake and Porter County residents on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Must provide proof of residency.

Please call (219)392-1457 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Holy Spirit Church

Church
Food Pantry

Food pantry serving Lake and Porter County residents. Must provide proof of residence. Every week on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Please call (219)662-7424 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church

Church
Food Pantry

Food pantry serving Gary residents every 3rd Saturday of the month from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Must provide a photo ID.

Please call (219)885-4014 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Fairhaven Baptist

Church
Food Pantry

COVID-19 UPDATE: FOOD PANTRY SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY Food pantry serving Lake and Porter County residents every Thursday from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Please call (219)926-6636 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Jewish Federation of Northwest Indiana

Nonprofit
Food Pantry

COVID-19 UPDATE: DISTRIBUTING PRE-PACKAGED BAGS OF FOOD. CURRENTLY THURSDAYS FROM NOON TO 3:00 P.M. FREQUENCY MAY CHANGE. Open to residents of Lake and Porter Counties; Please bring your state ID showing residency; Call 219-301-0960 to confirm hours of operation.

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Food Assistance

Light of Life Worship Center

Church
Food Pantry

Serves Lake & Porter County residents on the 2nd & 4th Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Proof of current address required first time attending

Please call (219)973-1202 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Iglesia Evangelical De Cristo

Church
Food Pantry

Food pantry serving Lake and Porter County residents on the second Saturday of each month from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Must provide proof of residence.

Please call for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Little Dreamers

Nonprofit
Food Pantry

Serves Gary & Merrillville residents on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Must show proof of residency.

Please call (219)980-9333 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Masjid Al Amin Food Pantry

Food Pantry

Food pantry serving Lake & Porter County residents on the 3rd & 4th Saturday of the month from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Must provide a photo ID.

Please call (219)949-1854 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

New Hope Church of God Food Pantry

Church
Food Pantry

Food pantry serving residents of Porter County the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Must provide proof of residence.

Please call (219)759-1533 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Meek Baptist Church

Church
Food Pantry

Food pantry serving East Chicago Residents on the 2nd & 4th Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. Must provide proof of residency.

Please call (219)397-1084 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Salem United Methodist

Church
Food Pantry

Food pantry serving residents with 46341, 46307 or 46302 zip codes on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Must provide proof of residency.

Please call (219)988-4700 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

The Church of Jesus Christ

Church
Food Pantry

Food pantry serving residents of Lake and Porter County on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Must provide proof of residency.

Please call (219)204-0082 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Church
Food Pantry

Food pantry serving residents of Hammond on the 4th Friday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Must provide photo ID.

Please call (219)931-4337 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Hilltop Village food pantry

Nonprofit
Food Pantry

Food pantry serving Valparaiso residents every Thursday from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. Must provide proof of residency.

Please call (219)464-9997 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Griffith First Christian Church

Church
Food Pantry

Food pantry serving Lake County residents on the 3rd and 4th Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Must provide proof of residency.

Please call (219)924-6840 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

New Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church

Church
Food Pantry

Serves Merrillville residents on the 1st Saturday of the month from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Must show photo ID.

Please call (219)750-9773 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

Church
Food Pantry

Food pantry serving Lake & Porter County residents every 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month from 10:0 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Must provide proof of residency.

Please call (219)949-4279 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church

Church
Food Pantry

Food pantry serving residents of Hammond on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of every month from 1:30 until the food is gone. Must provide proof of residency.

Please call (219)932-5955 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

God's Appointed Place (G.A.P.) Church

Church
Food Pantry

Food pantry serving Lake County on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Must provide proof of residency.

Please call (219)213-2837 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

North Lake Church

Church
Food Pantry

Food pantry serving Lake & Porter County residents on the 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Must provide a photo ID.

Please call (219)882-1223 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Open Door Church

Church
Food Pantry

Food pantry serving Gary residents every Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Must provide proof of residency.

Please call (219)883-1110 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Operation Care

Nonprofit
Food Pantry

Food pantry serving Lake & Porter County residents every Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and every Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Must provide proof of residency.

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Food Assistance

Peace Baptist Church

Church
Food Pantry

Food pantry serving Lake & Porter County residents on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Must provide a photo ID.

Please call (219)949-8470 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Project Love

Food Pantry

Serves South Lake County residents every Wednesday from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Individuals can only be served once every four weeks. Must provide proof of residence.

Please call (219)374-7312 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Ross Township Trustee

Government
Food Pantry

Please call (219)769-2111 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Life Church International

Church
Food Pantry

Food pantry serving residents of Gary and Merrillville. Must provide photo ID.

Please call (219)484-2227 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Seventh Day Adventist

Church
Food Pantry

Please call (219)844-8470 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Wonder Working Word Church

Church
Food Pantry

Food pantry serving residents of Gary Downtown and Westside. Must provide proof of residency.

Please call (219)554-0027 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

St. Casimir Conference - Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Church
Food Pantry

COVID-19 Update: Food pantry is not accepting new clients. We are continuing to serve existing clients.

Please call (219)933-0100 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Sojourner Truth House

Nonprofit
Food Pantry

COVID-19: STH's Food Pantry is currently drive thru format for Gary residents. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Normal Business: Food pantry serving residents of Gary every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 to 2:00 pm. The first 60 people are served in the morning and the first 30 people in the afternoon. Must provide proof of residence.

Please call (219)885-2282 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

St. Andrew

Church
Food Pantry

Food pantry serving Lake & Porter Country residents every 4th Wednesday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Must provide a photo ID.

Please call (219)884-4717 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

St. Ann Church Conference - Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Church
Food Pantry

Food pantry serving Gary & Black Oak residents every third Saturday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Must provide proof of residency.

Please call (219)924-4163 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

St. Edward Conference - Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Church
Food Pantry

Serves Tri-Creek residents every Thursday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Must provide proof of residence.

Please call (219)696-7307 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

St. James Church Conference - Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Food Pantry

Serves Highland residents every Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Must provide proof of residence.

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Food Assistance

St. Joseph Conference - Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Gary

Food Pantry

Food pantry serving residents of North Central Hammond every Monday and Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Must provide p

Please call for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

St. Luke AME Church

Church
Food Pantry

Serves Lake & Porter County residents every 2nd & 4th Saturday from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Must provide proof of residency.

Please call (219)397-1626 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

St. Mark AME Zion

Church
Food Pantry

Serves Lake & Porter County residents every 3rd Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Please call (219)398-4653 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

St. Mary's Church

Food Pantry

Please call (219)398-2409 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

St. Mary's Crown Point

Church
Food Pantry

Serves Lake & Porter County residents every 3rd Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m.

Please call (219)663-0044 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

St. Mary's of the Lake

Church
Food Pantry

Food pantry serving Lake County residents every 3rd Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Must provide a photo ID.

Please call (219)938-1373 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

St. Monica & Luke

Church
Food Pantry

Food pantry serving Lake County residents on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Must provide proof of residency.

Please call (219)883-1861 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

St. Stanislaus R. C. Church

Food Pantry

Please call (219)398-2341 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

St. Timothy Church

Food Pantry

Serves Griffith residents every 3rd Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Must provide proof of residency.

Please call (219)838-8379 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Terrance Park Church of God

Food Pantry

Please call (219)845-3426 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

The Church of God in Christ

Church
Food Pantry

Food pantry serving Lake & Porter County residents on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Must provide photo ID.

Please call (219)949-2626 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

The Gate

Nonprofit
Food Pantry

Please call (219)933-7013 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

The Mission of Jesus Christ

Church
Food Pantry

Serves residents of East Chicago, Hammond & Gary every Wednesday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Please call (219)398-7207 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Trinity Lutheran Church

Church
Food Pantry

Serves Tri-Creek residents every 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Must provide proof of residency.

Sunday
Worship Services
Food Assistance

Van Buren Baptist

Church
Food Pantry

Serves Lake & Porter County residents; 2nd Saturday from 10am-12pm

Please call for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Youth With A Purpose

Nonprofit
Food Pantry

Serves Lake & Porter County residents every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Please call (219)806-8026 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Zion Progressive

Church
Food Pantry

Food pantry serving Gary residents every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Please call (219)882-9466 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Zion Temple Apostolic

Church
Food Pantry

Food pantry serving Lake & Porter County residents every 2nd Thursday of the month from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Must provide proof of residency.

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Food Assistance

St. Matthias Parish

Food Pantry

Please call (219)663-2201 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Greater Hammond Community Services

Food Pantry

Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Clients enter through the Pantry Door located at the rear of the building in the parking lot. Clients will be brought in no more than two at a time, allowing staff to sanitize in between clients.

Please call (219)932-4800 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Salvation Army Porter County

Nonprofit
Food Pantry

Our Food Pantry is available to anyone in our community who needs to supplement their groceries. Food Pantry is available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 until 3:00PM. We also distribute bread and pastry items (as available) 9:00 AM to12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00 PM. Donors include Strack & Van Til, Panera Bread, Pizza Hut, Texas Roadhouse and Little Caesars.

Monday through Friday
Food Assistance

Salvation Army Gary-Merrillville

Food Pantry

COVID-19: To keep our clients, staff, and volunteers safe, and in accordance with city and state guidelines, some programs at The Salvation Army Gary-Merrillville Corps Community Center are closed until further notice. Modified programs and services may still be available. Emergency food pantry and hygiene kits provided Monday-Friday 9AM-4PM (no appointment necessary). Staff will be taking the canteen out March 29 to deliver food, hygiene items, and prayer at local apartment complexes from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. For the most up-to-date information, please contact us at 219-887-6588.

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Food Assistance

Salvation Army Hammond / Munster

Food Pantry

COVID-19: The Hammond-Munster location, at 8225 Columbia Ave. in Munster has a food pantry open Mon.-Wed.- Fri. 9-11:30AM and Tues. & Thurs. 1-3:30PM Clients can receive food from our emergency food pantry. Clients must live in Hammond, Munster, Highland, Griffith, St. John, Dyer, or Schererville. Proof of residence needed.(photo ID, lease, or utility bill) No appointment needed. Client can receive assistance once every 30 days.

Monday - Friday
Food Assistance

Salvation Army East Chicago Corps & Community Center

Nonprofit
Food Pantry

The East Chicago location, at 513 W. Chicago Ave., will give to-go Lunch Program from the back of the building from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Salvation Army provides emergency assistance to help with mortgage/rent, utility bills, clothing, medication bills, and other needs in order to keep families in their homes. For more information or support: contact our Corps Community Center at 219-398-2939

Monday to Friday
Monday to Friday
Food Assistance

Hanover Township Trustee

Government
Food Pantry

Cedar Lake residents may come to office on Monday and Wednesday 9am-3pm. Food and Toiletries Due to COVID-19, clients are to show ID through window and food will be delivered to their car. Food delivery is available under certain circumstances.

Monday-Thursday
Friday
Food Assistance

PAX Center

Church
Food Pantry

Our goal is to keep LaPorte County well-fed and well-loved through a network of food pantries, community meals, and community gardens.

Please call (219)575-7842 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Catholic Charities

Nonprofit
Food Pantry

Provides nonperishable food to people in need. Limited service area. Hours: Monthly 2nd Tues 2pm-5pm; 4th Tues 9am-noon -- DURING COVID-19 CRISIS: Fri 9am-11am

Please call (219)397-5803 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Sorrowful Mother Church Food Pantry

Church
Food Pantry

For information contact Food Pantry Director Linda Duttlinger at: 219-828-7611. We aim to give food to everyone in need who visits our food pantry. You are welcome to come to our food pantry two times per month. All food is prepackaged and will be delivered straight to your car in our church parking lot

Please call (219)828-7611 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Helping Hands Food Pantry

Nonprofit
Food Pantry

Helping Hands food Pantry is Open every 2nd and 4th Monday of every month 5-7

Please call for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Greater Grace Church

Church
Food Pantry

FREE FOOD & CLOTHES 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 5-7 pm CST With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.

Please call (219)243-0701 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Christian Food Pantry

Church
Food Pantry

Food Pantry

Please call for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Winfield Township Trustee

Government
Food Pantry

Serves Winfield Township residents every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Must provide proof of residence.

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Friday
Food Assistance

Innermission Dream Center

Food Pantry

Tuesday - Thursday
Food Assistance

Hilltop Neighborhood House

Nonprofit
Food Pantry

Please call (219)477-4222 for hours of operation.
Food Assistance

Catholic Charities

Nonprofit
Food Pantry

Provides one week supply of food. Clients are eligible to come once every two months. To inquire about food assistance, email: pantry@catholic-charities.org or call 219-397-5803 ext. 205.

Open Mon-Fri, closed for all major holidays
Food Assistance