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Doing The Most to Fight Hunger

Every day, The Salvation Army helps cure hunger by providing nutritious meals to neighbors in need.

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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. 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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59% of people seeking food assistance choose between paying for food and paying rent or mortgage.

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.

"I'm thankful for the fresh food pantry. My family gets a meal every night with fresh produce."

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 fights hunger in our community through:

Community Meals
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. 

Food Pantry
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

Holiday Meals
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. Each box feeds a family of six, and includes meat, potatoes, stuffing, vegetables, biscuits, cake mix and more.  

Bed & Bread Club
Many of The Salvation Army's services ensure families have nutritious food to eat and safe place to sleep. Once the basics are covered, we support families with after-school programming, creative arts education, worship opportunities, and more. Help keep these programs available to those most in need by joining the Bed & Bread Club.

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.

 

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