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We fight poverty with love

By providing programs that serve the body, mind and soul, The Salvation Army helps alleviate the symptoms of poverty - and works to address the root issues that cause it.

21 % of local Hoosiers live below the poverty line 

"I was ready to quit!'

. . . Then she met The Salvation Army and her life and her family's well-being soon began to turn around.

How we help overcome poverty

Through a holistic approach, The Salvation Army works intentionally to alleviate the symptoms of poverty while simultaneously addressing the issues that cause it, generation after generation. 

Here are the services we offer through our Social Services Department. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our Director of Social Services at 742-0006 ext. 5


Food Pantry:
*Please note that because of precautions taken due to the coronavirus outbreak our pantry operations have changed. Our pantry is now a walk up or drive up pantry. Food will be given to you out of the front door. Pantry days and hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9-10. 

We welcome any Tippecanoe county resident twice a month to receive 3 days worth of meals for a family of 4. Any person can visit the food pantry twice within a 30 day period.  Call Dawna @ 742-0006 for more information. 


Bus Pass:

Let us know you get to work! Call our Tuesday call line @ 742-0006 on Tuesdays from 9 - 10:30 to make an appointment to receive a monthly bus pass. 

Utility Assistance: 

Utility Assistance is on an appointment basis. Call our call line on Tuesdays from 9-10:30 for more information/make an appointment.  Appoints are required to see our Director of Social Services. 

Work Required Steel Toes Boots:

We offer steel toe boots to those who have been out of the workforce for an extended period of time.  Work boots are given for those who have obtained employment at a local factory, or another cooperation where close-toed shoes are required. Boots are given on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Glasses Giveaway:

Through Eyeglass World, we give away prescription glasses on an appointment basis only.  To make an appointment call Dawna Whitus on Tuesdays, between 9 - 10:30. 

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