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To keep our clients, staff, and volunteers safe, and in accordance with city and state guidelines, most programs at The Salvation Army East Chicago Corps Community Center are closed until further notice. Modified programs and services may still be available. We are preparing take-home meals from the mobile canteen for our weekday lunch program instead of serving the meal communally Monday through Friday, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Our food pantry is running with normal hours, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. For the most up-to-date information, please contact us at (219) 398-2939.
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Each night in the U.S., 17.4 million families go to bed hungry. An additional 6.9 million families experience very low food security. That means they don't always know where their next meal is coming from.
Families should not have to choose between healthy food and paying rent. The Salvation Army provides more than 156,000 nutritious meals for seniors, children and families in the U.S. every day.
The Salvation Army serves a free, nutritious meal Monday - Friday for whomever chooses to join us. Lunch is served weekdays from noon - 1 p.m.
The Salvation Army East Chicago Food Pantry is open Monday - Thursday, 9 - 11 a.m. Food boxes may include shelf-stable pantry items, breads, cereals, meat and other household necessities.
Homelessness Prevention & Emergency Assistance Programs
The Salvation Army provides emergency assistance to help with mortgage/rent, utility bills, clothing, medication bills, and other needs in order to keep families in their homes. For more information or support: contact our Corps Community Center at 219-398-2939, find a location near you, or learn more online.
The Salvation Army provides Thanksgiving and Christmas meals for families unable to create a special meal themselves. We host homemade dinners at our facility and provide a Christmas dinner box to struggling families.
How You and Your Family Can Help
Homelessness is an issue plaguing cities and neighborhoods across the country. Here are some ideas for how to talk with your children about homelessness, how you can help fight poverty, and what you can do to make an impact in your community.