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Free food pantries and groceries St. Joseph County Indiana.

Residents of St. Joseph County Indiana who need assistance can call or stop by a food pantry near them for help. A couple dozen centers are located across the region, and are noted below. The soup kitchens as well as food pantries help thousands of families and individuals each and every year, and can offer hot meals, free food, groceries, and other forms of aid to St. Joseph Indiana area families. Find a free referral number at the bottom of the page for more food assistance programs as well..

Many of the food pantries can provide other forms of support too. For example, the locations serve as a great place to get information on and referrals to other Saint Joseph non-profits and charities. Some government assistance programs such as section 8 housing, LIHEAP, or food stamps may also be administered. Locations may also have free clothing, free Christmas or Thanksgiving holiday meals, or household products.

As always, funding is limited. Most centers focus their help on the disabled, senior citizens, the working poor and very low income, and single parents. Some food pantries will limit assistance to three days worth of food every 30 days.

Lakeville United Methodist Church
Address: 610 North Michigan Street, Lakeville, IN 46536
Call (574) 784-8215

Albright United Methodist Church
504 West Mishawaka Avenue, Mishawaka, Indiana 46544
Phone number is (574) 259-1975
The MAC Food Pantry is at this location. The non-profit provides food to the needy in Mishawaka, Granger and Osceola, Indiana. The hours are Tuesday evenings 6-8 PM and Friday mornings from 10 AM-Noon.

Cross Bars Ministries
1102 Union Street, Mishawaka, Indiana 46544
Telephone of the pantry is - (574) 204-2813

Ireland Road Church Of God
Food pantry location is 16555 Ireland Road, Mishawaka, IN 46544
Main phone number - (574) 255-8778




Berean Community service
601 Colfax Avenue
South Bend, Indiana 46601
(574) 234-2784
A number of low income assistance programs are run. There is a free food pantry, household goods in St. Joseph County, hygiene supplies and other items.

LaCasa de Amistad
746 S. Meade Street
South Bend, IN 46619
(574) 233-2120

Salvation Army Of Saint Joseph County Salvation Army – Mishawaka
1026 Dodge, Mishawaka, IN 46546
Telephone - (574) 255-1787
In addition to the food pantry, runs other social service programs. Apply for help with heating and utility bills from LIHEAP, food stamps, and other forms of financial aid and support. There are also Thanksgiving turkey dinners, free Christmas food baskets, Easter meals and more. There are other sites too, and more on Salvation Army St. Joseph County.

Living Epistle Fellowship
2337 Prairie
South Bend, IN 46614
For hours, call (574) 276-2013

Christian Community Food Pantry
Main address is 625 Roosevelt Road
Walkerton, Indiana 46574
(574) 586-9210
Based on donations, there may be groceries and items for holiday food baskets. Or get cereal, diapers, detergency, canned meat, dairy, and many other items at the free pantry.





God's Grace Food Pantry at Layman Chapel
303 S. Kenmore
South Bend, IN 46619
(574) 344-8295

Our Lady of the Road Soup Kitchen
Address 744 S. Main Street
South Bend, Indiana 46601
(574) 235-0623
Free hot meals for the poor, homeless, and hungry.

Monroe Circle Community Center
526 Western Avenue
South Bend, IN 46601
(574) 287-4259

St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Joseph County
520 Crescent Avenue
South Bend, IN 46617
(574) 234-6000 x1

St. Paul Bethel Baptist Food Pantry
621 Lindsey Street
South Bend, IN 46616
(574) 288-6667

Osceola United Methodist
Food bank is at 431 N. Beech Road
Osecola, Indiana 46561
(574) 679-4435
Get items like Boxed or Canned Juices, fresh produce, snacks for kids or students,  vegetables (fresh or canned), frozen meat and more. Referrals are also given to Saint Joseph County resources.

Hope Ministries soup kitchen
532 S. Michigan
South Bend, IN 46601
(574) 235-4150 x221

West Side Church of Christ
22987 Edison Road
South Bend, IN 46628
(574) 234-3866
Get items including cereal, bread, pasta, rice, and/or potatoes. There are meals on wheels for the homebound as well as lunch boxes for unemployed or immigrants.

Living Water Church
1922 Milburn Blvd., Mishawaka, IN. 46544
(574) 255-6586





The StoreHouse - Food Pantry & Free Children's Clothing Boutique.
2221 S. Ironwood Drive
South Bend, IN 46613
Main number is 574-289-3150
Hours are Wednesday 7:00pm-8:30pm and also Sunday 9:30am-11:00am. Appointment Required

Mishawaka Food Pantry, formerly known as Penn Township Food And Clothing Pantry
315 Lincoln Way West, Mishawaka, IN 46544
Call (574) 259-3489
Can distribute free food or gently used/new clothing to families in this part of Saint Joseph County. Groceries and meals can include rice, breads, meats, baby formula/supplies, and much more. May even have diapers or school clothing too.

Broadway Christian Parish
1412 South Carroll Street, South Bend, IN 46634
Phone number is (574) 289-0333

Calvary Baptist Church
3001 West Cleveland Road, South Bend, IN 46628
Call the church at (574) 272-8334

Catholic Charities Of Saint Joseph County
Address of center 1817 Miami Street, South Bend, IN 46613
Call (574) 234-3111 to reach the food pantry/bank.
Some help for other basic needs may be provided, in addition to food and government commodity items. Some funds for rent, or advice on government cash assistance is available on site. Call this location for support.

Christ Temple Apostolic
2307 Elwood Avenue, South Bend, IN 46628
(574) 233-3892

Christ The King Catholic Church
52473 US 31 North, South Bend, IN 46637
Phone number is (574) 272-3113
The location has emergency parcels of food for Saint Joseph. Other support may be Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas meals as well as support for the low income and homeless.

Christian Center Church
530 East Ireland Road, South Bend, IN 46614
Call (574) 231-1364

Betty's Bread Basket, Church Lady And Friends
2406 Mishawaka Avenue, South Bend, IN 46615
Telephone number (574) 220-0999
Free hot meals, perishable items, and items such as baby food and formula may be offered to St. Joseph Indiana low income families.

Clay United Methodist Church
Food bank location - 17646 Cleveland Road, South Bend, IN 46635
Call (574) 272-8068

Community Food Pantry Of Saint Joseph County
702 South Chapin Street, South Bend, IN 46601
Call (574) 232-9986
Covers those who need help anywhere in the region. Free food, groceries, and other meals are provided to those who need assistance.

Faith Baptist Church
923 Blaine Avenue, South Bend, IN 46616
Phone number - (574) 271-2371

Faith Deliverance Center
Address: 1415 Lincolnway West, South Bend, Indiana 46628
Call (574) 303-0972

First Brethren Church Of South Bend
Main address - 4909 South Ironwood, South Bend, IN 46614
Telephone - (574) 291-4909

First United Methodist Church South Bend - First United Methodist Church
333 North Main, South Bend, IN 46601
Dial the church at (574) 233-9463

La Casa De Amistad
746 South Meade Street, South Bend, Indiana 46619
Phone number is (574) 233-2120






Little Flower Catholic Church
54191 North Ironwood, South Bend, IN 46635
Telephone - (574) 243-3438
May have food, support, meals, and assistance for people of all religions, backgrounds, and situations. Will try not to turn anyone way. Call for hours of food distribution.

New Peter's Rock Missionary Baptist Church
802 Van Buren, South Bend, Indiana 46616
Phone number of pantry - (574) 289-6952

Northeast Neighborhood Center
803 North Notre Dame Avenue, South Bend, In 46617
Call (574) 235-9675
Government assistance, including Commodity Supplemental Food Program as well as the The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) are offered.

Address: 308 South Walnut Street, South Bend, Indiana 46601
Telephone number - (574) 289-8102

Pilgrim Baptist Church
116 North Birdsell, South Bend, IN 46628
Phone number - (574) 234-6698

Praise Fellowship Seventh Day Adventist Church
54301 Maple Lane Avenue, South Bend, IN 46635
Dial (574) 271-7378
This church has an onsite food pantry. Donations are always welcome, and all items go to help those faced with a crisis, the homeless, and needy. They also have information on local shelters and other resources in the community.

Religious Directory| Praise Fellowship SDA Church, Riverpark United Methodist Church
920 South 23rd Street, South Bend, IN 46615
Phone number is (574) 288-6243

Salvation Army Of Saint Joseph County
Address: 900 West Western Avenue, South Bend, Indiana 46601
(574) 233-9471 ext. 2206
Similar to the Salvation Army above, in that they offer a host of programs. People can receive free food, meals, Christmas meals and gifts, and more. Programs include Angel Tree and Coats for Kids. Also some limited amounts of financial assistance and vouchers may be offered for rent and/or utilities and medications.

Southgate Church
3717 South Michigan, South Bend, IN 46614
Telephone number is (574) 291-5230
Church provides food, meals, and more. May also have clothing for work or school, or offer referrals to other local non-profits and charities.

Sunnyside Presbyterian Church
115 South Frances Street, South Bend, Indiana 46617
Dial (574) 287-1524

Unity Gardens
Address is 3701 Prast Boulevard
South Bend, Indiana 46628
Phone: (574) 315-4361
Free, fresh produce is available free of charge. Fruits, vegetable, healthy food, and more is available in St. Joseph County.





Food Bank of Northern Indiana
Main address is 610 N Michigan
Lakeville, IN 46536
Phone number - (574) 232-9986
The non-profit operates a so called mobile food pantry that will provide free food and essential grocery products directly to low income and other needy people in St. Joseph County and nearby regions.

More free hot meals, food, and referral programs in St. Joseph County

Low income families and those in crisis have other options as well. There are other emergency food banks as well as soup kitchens near you. Or learn about state of Indiana or federal government benefits, including food stamps, USDA commodities, Meals on Wheels and more. Call 574.232.9986.


By Jon McNamara

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