Families across Northwest Indiana are struggling with feeding their families on a consistent basis. While maybe in some months most people are fine, there can be other periods of time due to an unexpected bill or reduction in income that can make it more challenging.

Our Food Pantry program is a great place to turn to for assistance. This program provides USDA certified fresh fruits, vegetables, and dairy products throughout the year. The program is facilitated by trained Northwest Indiana Food Bank certified staff and offers families in need access to proper nutrition via healthy options through our Food Pantry Distribution Center, Mobile Food Pantry, Homebound Food Pantry Delivery, and various Pop-Up Food Pantry locations.

The best way to reach us is via email: pantry@catholic-charities.org.

Food Pantry Distribution Center

We provide food to families living in poverty, as well as moderate income households that are struggling to keep food on their tables due to the escalating cost of basic food items. The Food Pantry Distribution Center is open every Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning at our East Chicago office.

Mobile Food Pantry

The Mobile Food Pantry travels to certain locations within communities where food assistance is needed. Currently we have two Mobile Food Pantry locations in Lake county—Cedar Lake and Lake Station. These two drive-through Mobile Food Pantry locations are open one day per month and enable those who are not able to come to our Food Pantry Distribution Center to receive the same healthy food options.

Homebound Food Pantry Delivery

Our Homebound Food Pantry Delivery is available to adults 75 years of age and older that are unable to leave their homes, as well as to those homebound due to an illness or disability. This Service may be provided on either a short-term or long-term basis, depending on the nature of the illness or disability.

Pop-Up Food Pantry

Pop-Up Food Pantries are held within communities where food assistance is needed at various locations and times during the month. Healthy foods, fresh produce, and other assorted grocery items are provided to individuals and families, old and young alike in need.

Angel Clothing Closet

Clothing is a must! Whether it’s clothing for a child to go to school, a warm coat, an interview, work close, or a pair of shoes, the Angel Clothing Closet meets an important basic need to people living in homelessness or who simply can’t afford to buy new clothing.

The Angel Clothing Closet is located inside our East Chicago office and provides gently used, seasonal clothing to families and individuals of all races and religious backgrounds. We do our best to offer high-quality, slightly used seasonal clothing throughout the year. All of the clothing provided comes from community donations.

The closet is open the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10:00 to 12 noon and 2:00—4:00. We are always in need of clothing, shoes, coats, and other items that benefit others.