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Food pantries, groceries and soup kitchens Porter County.

Low-income families and people with no-money in Porter County will get free groceries from a food bank or pantry. The distribution centers that are open today give out food boxes, personal toiletries, pet supplies and many service meals as well from a soup kitchen. Find a free food pantry near you in Porter County IN.

Most food assistance programs are operated by churches or charities in Portage or Valparais. The distribution centers and drive thru food banks provide struggling families, seniors and single moms with free, emergency food as well as other support, such as Meals on Wheels (restaurant quality food) or applications to SNAP assistance and EBT cards. Or look here for restaurants near you that accept EBT.

Due to the fact that resources are limited, the non-profits have limited supplies. They will tend to provide a small amount of groceries or food. It is usually only offered once a month or so, but each pantry does have its own application process. There may be dairy items, canned goods, butter, eggs, meat, fruits, dog or cat food and even baby formula. Or if someone needs a meal, such as a senior citizen, that can often be arranged in Porter County.

For clients that need more long term support, they may better be served by government aid. Whether it is SNAP food stamps (assistance) or surplus USDA commodities, some help may be provided.

Get free food in Valparaiso and Portage IN area

Westchester Neighbors
Address of the food pantry is 801 Broadway Ave, Chesterton, IN 46304. Call (219) 787-8475 or Telephone number - (219) 926-4278
The non-profit helps families in Jackson, Westchester, Liberty and Pine Townships only. Fruits, meat, peanut butter, bread, and more may be served.

Salem United Methodist Church - Christian Food Pantry Of Porter Township
756 W 350 S, Hebron, IN 46341. Phone: (219) 988-4700
Assistance is for Boone and Porter.




United Methodist Church Of Hebron
Main address - 202 West Church Street, Hebron, Indiana 46341. The pantry can be called at (219) 996-7161

Pleasant Township Trustee - St. Paul Lutheran Church
507 Rose Avenue, Kouts, IN 46347. Call (219) 766-2395 or (219) 766-2724
An emergency food pantry is on site. The town and social workers can also direct families to food stamps, medical care, and public benefits to prevent hunger or homelessness. This includes EBT cards in Porter County, boxes of groceries as well as Meals on Wheels home delivery.

Iglesia Evangelica De Cristo
Address: 5929 Stone Ave, Portage, IN 46368. Phone: (219) 734-6651
A free food bank and soup kitchen are on site. They help feed migrant farm workers and immigrants, Spanish speakers in Porter County and others in need. Cultural meals and food boxes are given out.

Helping Hands Food Pantry
793 Juniper Rd, Valparaiso, IN 46385. Call (219) 203-2350
A wide variety of programs are offered, including a drive thru food pantry. Get personal stuff such as soap, laundry detergent or other goods. Or fresh or canned food.

Food Bank Of Northwest Indiana
The Woodland Park Community Center is at 2100 Willowcreek Road,
Portage, Indiana 46368. For hours, call (219) 980-1777
The food bank is a last resort. Children, seniors, and families with no other options can turn to this location for help.

Portage Township Food Pantry
3590 Willowcreek Rd, Portage, IN 46368. Call (219) 762-1623





Society Of Saint Vincent De Paul - Nativity Of Our Savior Parish
2949 Willowcreek Road, Portage, IN 46368. Call (219) 762-4858
Donations from members of the church, restaurants, and stores keep this Porter County operation running. There may be hot meals, food at Christmas, funds for rent, Meals on Wheels, and other services for the jobless or unemployed.

Hilltop Neighborhood House - Village Market
460 College Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383. Main phone: (219) 477-4222

Immanuel Lutheran Church
Main address: 1700 Monticello Park Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383. Phone - (219) 462-8207
The food pantry is open monthly for people in Center or Washington township in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Salvation Army Center in Porter County
Address is 799 Capital Road, Valparaiso, IN 46385. Call (219) 762-9191
Canned food is available. There is also shelter services, Christmas meals for the low income in Porter County, a clothing closet, and more. There is a pantry with bread, canned meat or fruit, eggs, and other goods for homeless people and the low-income. More on Porter County IN Salvation Army emergency help.

Our Lady Of Sorrows Church
356 Seven Mile Road, Valparaiso, IN 46385. Telephone number - (219) 759-3480 or (219) 759-2400

Svdp - Saint Elizabeth Seton Church
Location is 509 West Division Road, Valparaiso, IN 46385. Call (219) 464-1624
Various assistance programs are run in Porter County. Whether it is groceries or hygiene items from the pantry, school supplies, or vouchers to pay for food, the charity helps the vulnerable.

House of Prayer Church
Location is 2738 Blake Rd, Portage, IN 46368. Main phone: (219) 938-2208
They partner with Feeding America to help feed the low-income, working poor and people in need.

The Church of Jesus Christ
Main Address: 791 Juniper Rd, Valparaiso, IN 46385. For hours dial (219) 928-0808

Saint Paul Church
1855 West Harrison Boulevard, Valparaiso, Indiana 46384. Call (219) 464-4831







Union Township Trustee
Address is 330 W US Hwy 30, Valparaiso, IN 46385. Dial (219) 759-1482
Emergency food, clothing, transportation, and other programs are run.

Additional food assistance in Porter County

For more details on food pantries and programs near you in the region, dial 219.980.1777. Whether it is a resource such as Meals on Wheels from an Aging Center, Feeding America services or summer snacks for children out of school, programs are provided.


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