A World of Pentecost Ministries
4807 Oak Avenue, Hammond, IN 46327
Food pantry every third Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon
Youth night every Friday night from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
American Red Cross
791 E. 83rd Avenue, Merrillville, IN 46410
Gordon T. Johnson
Clothing and limited food assistance.
In case of fire or flood, emergency shelter for one day.
- Antioch Baptist Church
3906 Alexander, East Chicago, IN 46312
Pastor Justin C. Kidd
Food pantry every fourth Wednesday from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
People United to Fight Hunger (P.U.F.H.)
- Catholic Family Services - East Chicago and Whiting residents
3901 Fir Street, East Chicago, IN 46312
Ms. Maria Lopez
Rent, mortgage, NIPSCO, food pantry and nutrition class for moms.
- Catholic Family Services - Hammond, Munster and Highland residents
6919 Indianapolis Blvd., Hammond, IN
Ms. Joanne Pivarnick
Rent, mortgage, NIPSCO and food pantry.
- Christian Fellowship Church
605 – 165th Street, Hammond, IN 46324
Rev. Michael Matiscik
Clothing outlet every second Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.
- 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.
First Baptist Church
523 Sibley Street, Hammond, IN 46320
Pastor John Wilkerson Sr.
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 weight problems, please call.
First Presbyterian Church
8727 Delaware Highland, IN 46322
Food Pantry from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Church works closely with Salvation Army in Munster to support those in need.
First United Lutheran
6705 Hohman Avenue, Hammond, IN 46324
Rev. Bassam Abdallah
Meeting facility for AA groups, mini food pantry.
This church is a part of the LOVE INC network.
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
4756 Melville Avenue, East Chicago, IN 46312
Rodney Golson Sr.
NIPSCO assistance and food pantry every third Saturday.
God First Ministries
801 East Chicago Avenue, East Chicago, IN 46312
Minister Bobbie Hawkins
Food pantry and spiritual counseling from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays.
Free basic computer training by appointment only.
Greater Hammond Community Services
824 Hoffman Street, Hammond, IN 46327
Tax filing and legal aide services, Section 8, energy and NIPSCO assistance, food and clothing pantry.
Hammond Christian Reformed Church
1910 – 167th Street, Hammond, IN 46324
Rev. John Kostelyk
Food pantry, clothing and counseling by appointment only.
This church is part of the LOVE INC network.
Free dinner last Thursday of the month.
Hammond New Harvest ChurchPastor David Comer
1421 – 173rd Street, Hammond, In 46324
Food pantry every second and third Tuesday.
Bread and produce distribution every Tuesday.
House of Glory – World Outreach Center
4009 Fir Street, East Chicago, IN 46312
Pastors Willie and Jennifer Nelson
Hot and cold meal every second and fourth Saturday of the month.
Hyde Park United Methodist Church
6348 Harrison Avenue, Hammond, IN 46323
Pastor Pete Ward
Donor to Greater Hammond Community Services.
Thrift Shop open from 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays.
Iglesia Del Pueblo Church
6936 Grand Avenue, Hammond, IN 46323
Rev. Juan Rodriguez
Hope Center of Northwest Indiana provides free one on one tutoring
and has a Soup Kitchen. (Openings for volunteers to sign up as tutors)
Jewish Community Services
585 Progress Avenue, Munster, IN 46321
Food Pantry, Casework Referrals
Living Water Missionary Baptist Church (219) 937-4346
6511 Jefferson Avenue, Hammond, IN 46324
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.
Love In The Name of Christ
aka Love INC. of Greater Hammond
P.O. Box 557, Griffith, IN 46319
Anne Bawinkel – Executive Director
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.
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
1040 Kenwood Street, Hammond, IN 46320
Rev. William Collins
Counseling service by appointment only.
Addiction counseling, work-release and tutoring programs.
Partnership with Judge Harkin's Drug Program.
Food pantry every fourth Friday.
New Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church
305 E. 68th Place, Merrillville, IN 46410
Rev. Thomas Brian Hill
Counseling services by appointment only. Food pantry.
New Life House of God
36 Conkey Street, Hammond, IN 46324
Pastors Grant & Renee Allison
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.
Seventh Day Adventist
6910 Walnut Avenue, Hammond, IN 4323
Pastor Alan Shepard
Clothing, food pantry and healthcare wellness ministry.
North Township Trustee’s Office – Frank J. Mrvan
5947 Hohman Avenue, Hammond, IN 46320
2105 Broadway, East Chicago, IN 46312
Provides food and household item assistance through application process.
St. James Food Pantry 924-4220
Rev. Keith M. Virus
9640 Kennedy Avenue, Highland, IN 46322
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
St. Joseph Soup Kitchen 932-0059
5304 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN 46320-1808
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)
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.
School City of Hammond 933-2400 x3056
Julie Boettger – Director of food and nutrition services
41 Williams Street
Hammond, IN 46320
Salvation Army ECC, Capt. Daniel E. Paredes 398-2939
513 W. Chicago Avenue, East Chicago, Indiana 46312 fax 398-9692
Energy assistance, Nipsco, EFSP Daniel_Paredes@usc.salvationarmy.org
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.
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
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
7132 Arizona Avenue, Hammond, IN 46323
Coordinator Diane McKern
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.
South Side Christian Church
1000 Broadmoor, Munster, IN 46321
Rev. Mike Gillespie
Deaf Ministry open to anyone.
Church is part of the LOVE INC network.
Suburban Bible Church
3010-41st St., Highland, IN 46322
Pastor Lou Rodriguez
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.
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.
Terrance Park Church of God
3104 – 173rd Street, Hammond, IN 46323
Pastor Hilton Bryant
Food Pantry (by members referring persons in need).
5670 Sohl Avenue, Hammond, IN 46327
Rev. J. Calaway
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.
Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.
Referrals to local food pantries.
We Care From the Heart
534 Conkey Street, Hammond, IN 46320
Case Manager Shenee Goss
Provides medical, daycare and clothing assistance
Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
5927 Columbia Avenue, Hammond, IN 46320
Federally funded program that offers food vouchers for pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children under five who cannot afford an adequate diet.