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To keep our clients, staff, and volunteers safe, and in accordance with city and state guidelines, some programs at The Salvation Army Gary-Merrillville Corps Community Center are closed until further notice. Modified programs and services may still be available. Food and hygiene kits as well as funding for utility assistance are available. For the most up-to-date information, please contact us at 219-887-6588.
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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 Gary-Merrillville Corps Community Center food pantry is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Meals at Shelters, Facilities and Other Programs
The Salvation Army of Gary-Merrillville provides meals and/or snacks at most of our programs.
We welcome you to worship with us on the 1st & 3rd Sundays at 10AM for prayer and teaching, then join us in ministry in the community from 10:30AM-noon. We will distribute hygiene kits, as well as any donated food items or household items that we have.
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 219-887-6588, find a location near you, or learn more online.
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.