Food Pantry / Household Items

  1. A World of Pentecost Ministries                        

    4807 Oak Avenue, Hammond, IN 46327
    (219) 628-5069

    Food pantry every third Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon
    Youth night every Friday night from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

  2. American Red Cross                       

    791 E. 83rd Avenue, Merrillville, IN 46410

    Gordon T. Johnson
     (219) 756-5360

    Clothing and limited food assistance.
    In case of fire or flood, emergency shelter for one day.

  3. Antioch Baptist Church
    3906 Alexander, East Chicago, IN 46312
    Pastor Justin C. Kidd
    (219) 398-2589

    Food pantry every fourth Wednesday from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
    People United to Fight Hunger (P.U.F.H.)
  4. Catholic Family Services - East Chicago and Whiting residents
    3901 Fir Street, East Chicago, IN 46312
    Ms. Maria Lopez 
    (219) 397-5803

    Rent, mortgage, NIPSCO, food pantry and nutrition class for moms.
  5. Catholic Family Services - Hammond, Munster and Highland residents
    6919 Indianapolis Blvd., Hammond, IN 
    Ms. Joanne Pivarnick 
    (219) 844-4883

    Rent, mortgage, NIPSCO and food pantry.
  6. Christian Fellowship Church
    605 – 165th Street, Hammond, IN 46324
    Rev. Michael Matiscik 
    ​​​​​​​(219) 931-5177
    Clothing outlet every second Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.
  7. Family Christian Center
    340 W. 45th Street, Munster, IN 46321 
    Pastor Steve Munsey 
    work (219) 838-2295 
    ​​​​​​​cell (219) 688-3356

    ​​​​​​​Operation Care provides food boxes and clothing at 1300 N. Broad Street in Griffith 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and from 9 a.m. to noon Fridays. Back entrance distribution only.
  8. First Baptist Church

    523 Sibley Street, Hammond, IN 46320
    Pastor John Wilkerson Sr.     
    (219) 932-0711

    Hammond Rescue Mission provides free housing.
    Food pantry for members of the church only.
    Free financial counseling by appointment only.
    Reformers Unanimous: free drug-addiction program.
    Alcohol, gambling, smoking and w
    eight problems, please call.

  9. First Presbyterian Church

    8727 Delaware Highland, IN 46322                            
    (219) 838-6850

    Food Pantry from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Church works closely with Salvation Army in Munster to support those in need.

  10. First United Lutheran
    6705 Hohman Avenue, Hammond, IN 46324
    Rev. Bassam Abdallah                    
    (219) 932-9070

    Meeting facility for AA groups, mini food pantry.
    This church is a part of the LOVE INC network. 

  11. Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
    4756 Melville Avenue, East Chicago, IN 46312
    Rodney Golson Sr.     
    (219) 397-1107

    NIPSCO assistance and food pantry every third Saturday.

  12. God First Ministries
    801 East Chicago Avenue, East Chicago, IN 46312
    Minister Bobbie Hawkins                    
    (219) 378-1965

    Food pantry and spiritual counseling from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays.
    Free basic computer training by appointment only.

  13. Greater Hammond Community Services                                   

    824 Hoffman Street, Hammond, IN 46327
    (219) 932-4800

    Tax filing and legal aide services, Section 8, energy and NIPSCO assistance, food and clothing pantry.

  14. Hammond Christian Reformed Church

    1910 – 167th Street, Hammond, IN 46324
    Rev. John Kostelyk                            
    (219) 844-3331

    Food pantry, clothing and counseling by appointment only.
    This church is part of the LOVE INC network.
    Free dinner last Thursday of the month.

  15. Hammond New Harvest Church
    1421 – 173rd Street, Hammond, In 46324

    Pastor David Comer              
    (219) 845-2056

    Food pantry every second and third Tuesday.  

    Bread and produce distribution every Tuesday.
    Hospital visitation.

  16. House of Glory – World Outreach Center                        

    4009 Fir Street, East Chicago, IN  46312
    Pastors Willie and Jennifer Nelson
    (219) 392-1457

    Hot and cold meal every second and fourth Saturday of the month.

  17. Hyde Park United Methodist Church
    6348 Harrison Avenue, Hammond, IN 46323
    Pastor Pete Ward                          
    (219) 932-0613

    Donor to Greater Hammond Community Services.
    Thrift Shop open from 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays.

  18. Iglesia Del Pueblo Church

    6936 Grand Avenue, Hammond, IN 46323
    Rev. Juan Rodriguez                    
    (219) 844-6989

    Hope Center of Northwest Indiana provides free one on one tutoring 

    and has a Soup Kitchen. (Openings for volunteers to sign up as tutors)

  19. Jewish Community Services
    585 Progress Avenue, Munster, IN 46321
    Carol Szaks                  
    (219) 922-4024

    Food Pantry, Casework Referrals

  20. Living Water Missionary Baptist Church                       
    6511 Jefferson Avenue, Hammond, IN 46324

    (219) 937-4346

    SAFE/YADA Community Outreach

    Helps clients in need of food and clothing. Assists with form completion.

    Offers limited transportation service. Other services include domestic 

    violence prevention, parenting classes and GED, ACT, and SAT standardized test preparation.

  21. Love In The Name of Christ
    aka Love INC. of Greater Hammond          

    P.O. Box 557, Griffith, IN  46319
    Anne Bawinkel – Executive Director
    (219) 923-2775

    Furniture, household linens, personal care/hygiene products, diapers/ wipes, household cleaning products, cooking/dining items and food.

    If you need help, call LOVE INC to begin the helping process. A trained volunteer will complete your intake over the phone. This will take about 30 to 40 minutes. They will review the nature, extent and legitimacy of your request. LOVE INC is not a same-day service and they do not assist with rent or utility bills.
     Must be legal residents of Hammond, Munster, Highland or Griffith. There is no fee.

    Office hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.
    Voice-mail may be left if lines are busy or if the office is closed.

  22. Mt. Zion Baptist  Church
    1040 Kenwood Street, Hammond, IN 46320
    Rev. William Collins                  
    (219) 931-4337

    Counseling service by appointment only.
    Addiction counseling, work-release and tutoring programs.
    Partnership with Judge Harkin's Drug Program. 
    Food pantry every fourth Friday.

  23. New Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church
    305 E. 68th Place, Merrillville, IN  46410
    Rev. Thomas Brian Hill            
    (219) 750-9647

    Counseling services by appointment only. Food pantry.

  24. New Life House of God
    36 Conkey Street, Hammond, IN 46324
    Pastors Grant & Renee Allison                
    (219) 937-1055

    Provides day care and waives copay for families unable to pay.

    Counseling by appointment only.
    Clothing and food assistance. 

    Youth Program open to all. Ministry refer persons to Hammond Career 

    Center for Educational Programs.

  25. Seventh Day Adventist

    6910 Walnut Avenue, Hammond, IN 4323
    Pastor Alan Shepard                    
    (219) 844-8470

    Clothing, food pantry and healthcare wellness ministry.

  26. North Township Trustee’s Office – Frank J. Mrvan

    5947 Hohman Avenue, Hammond, IN 46320
    (219) 932-2530

    2105 Broadway, East Chicago, IN 46312
    (219) 398-2435

    Provides food and household item assistance through application process.

  27. St. James Food Pantry                                924-4220

    Rev. Keith M. Virus

    9640 Kennedy Avenue, Highland, IN  46322                

  28. St. John Bosco Church, Rev. Richard Orlinski                    844-9027

    7113 Columbia Avenue, Hammond, In 46324

    Food distribution once a month (Columbia Center). Clothing give-a-way in the 

    month of July. Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets during the holidays

    (Columbia Center).

  29. St. Joseph Soup Kitchen                                932-0059
    5304 Hohman Avenue
    Hammond, IN  46320-1808

  30. St. Mary’s Church, Rev. Stephen Gibson                        398-2409

    4423 Olcott Avenue, East Chicago, In 46312

    Food Pantry and Bookstore for East Chicago residents only 

    (Open Tuesday 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.) (Wednesday 5pm-6pm)

  31. St. Stanislaus R. C. Church, Monsignor John J. Siekierski             398-2341

    808 W. 150th Street, East Chicago, In 46312

    Food Pantry (last Monday of the month, open 9:00 – 1 p.m.). Residents 

    Of East Chicago only.

  32. School City of Hammond                            933-2400 x3056

    Julie Boettger – Director of food and nutrition services

    41 Williams Street

    Hammond, IN  46320

  33. Salvation Army ECC, Capt. Daniel E. Paredes                    398-2939

    513 W. Chicago Avenue, East Chicago, Indiana 46312                    fax 398-9692

    Energy assistance, Nipsco, EFSP 

    food pantry once every 30 days, rent 

    (by appointment only), gas, food program Mon-Wed-Fri at 12:00- 1 pm, music 

    classes (guitar and brass),  Gas, household vouchers and counseling, prescriptions.

  34. Salvation Army, Janet Charleston                        838-0380

    8225 Columbia Avenue, Munster, Indiana 46321

    Rent/Mortgage Assistance, Utilities, Clothing and Food assistance

    We will consider any request and reply on a case by case

  35. Society of St. Vincent de Paul
    7132 Arizona Avenue, Hammond, IN 46323
    Coordinator Diane McKern
    (219) 933-0100

    Provides temporary emergency assistance to help people in need. 
    Food pantries open year round. Also provides financial assistance for utilities, rent, mortgage, water, medicine, etc.

  36. South Side Christian Church
    1000 Broadmoor, Munster, IN 46321
    Rev. Mike Gillespie                  
    (219) 836-2110

    Deaf Ministry open to anyone.
    Church is part of the LOVE INC network.

  37. Suburban Bible Church
    3010-41st St., Highland, IN 46322
    Pastor Lou Rodriguez                    
    (219) 924-6240

    Meal prep twice a month for the Hammond shelter.

    Band of Brothers men’s group meets from 6:30 to 8 a.m. Saturdays.
    The third Saturday of each month, the breakfast meeting is held at Round the Clock Restaurant in Highland.

    Women’s Bible Studies provided Monday evening and Tuesday morning during the school year.

    M.O.M’s Group
    Supports moms by providing time for friendship, mentoring, study and fun. Meets 9 a.m. the first and third Thursday during school year. 

    A bible club for children ages 3 through 5th grade, AWANA ​​​​​​​meets from 6:15 – 8 p.m. Wednesdays through the school year. 

    Middle school youth group – for student in grades 6 through 8 – meets from 6 to 8 p.m Wednesdays. 

    igh schoolers – grades 9 through 12 – meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Sundays.

  38. Terrance Park Church of God
    3104 – 173rd Street, Hammond, IN 46323
    Pastor Hilton Bryant                
    (219) 845-3426

    Food Pantry (by members referring persons in need).

  39. The Gate
    5670 Sohl Avenue, Hammond, IN 46327
    Rev. J. Calaway                          
    (219) 933-7013

    Food and Clothing Pantry (Dream Center) may be utilized once a month

    (Provides formula and children’s clothing). This church is a part of the Love Inc network.

  40. United Way                                    
    (219) 980-1777

    Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.                            

    Referrals to local food pantries.

  41. We Care From the Heart                              

    534 Conkey Street, Hammond, IN  46320
    Case Manager Shenee Goss
     (219) 933-7111

    Provides medical, daycare and clothing assistance

  42. Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
    5927 Columbia Avenue, Hammond, IN 46320
    (219) 931-9527

    Federally funded program that offers food vouchers for pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children under five who cannot afford an adequate diet.