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Food & Clothing Resources

Food Bank of Northern Indiana
  • Click on the link above to find the closest food pantry 

702 Chapin Street, South Bend, 46601
(574) 232-9986

Albright United Methodist Church
  • Food pantry


504 W. Mishawaka Ave., Mishawaka, 46545

(574) 259-1975

Pantry hours:

Tues, 6pm-7:30pm

Fri, 10am-noon

Office hours:

Mon-Fri, 9am – 3pm

B.A.B.E. Stores
  • B.A.B.E. is a unique "store" that offers incentives to expectant mothers and parents to encourage responsibility and improve self-esteem

  • Parents and parents-to-be earn coupons for keeping prenatal appointments, attending parenting classes, and other activities that improve child development and family health

  • Coupons may be redeemed at B.A.B.E. stores for items ranging from diapers to childproofing essentials



B.A.B.E. & More

325 N. Lafayette Blvd, South Bend, 46601
(574) 647-2201

Hours: Tues, 2pm – 6pm

            Wed, 1pm - 4pm

B.A.B.E. Basics

201 Lincolnway West, Mishawaka, IN 46544

(574) 647-2175

Hours: Tues, 10:30am- 6pm

            Thurs, 8:30 am- 4pm

Broadway Christian Parish
  • Food pantry

  • Hospitality room

1412 Carroll St., South Bend, 46613

(574) 289-0333

Food pantry hours:

Mon-Thurs, 9am – 10am 

Catholic Charities
  • Food Pantry

  • Any individual or family residing in St. Joseph County who has an income of 165% of the poverty level (or less) is eligible to receive assistance


1817 Miami St., South Bend, 46613

(574) 234-3111


Wed, 10am –12pm and 5pm – 7pm

Christ Child Society
  • Clothing program

  • Each child, ages birth to 13 receives a new winter coat, clothing, shoes, underwear, socks and a book (gently used items are also available)

  • Clothing distribution is from mid-August to mid- December

  • A signed referral form is required from one of their partner agencies (list available at or from their child’s school

  • Parent or guardian must provide a birth certificate for each child and a photo ID for themselves (any child eligible for free lunch at school is eligible for CCS clothing)

  • New mothers can request a layette (a large tote filled with infant clothing, blankets and other necessities) when they deliver at one of the local hospitals (ask the hospital staff for a Christ Child Society Layette)


2366 Miracle Lane, Mishawaka, IN 46545 (Town and Country Shopping Center)

(574) 288-6028


Wed, 8:30am –10am

select Thurs & Sun afternoons (2021 calendar)

Clay Church
  • Food pantry

  • Guests must bring a valid driver's license (or other valid form of state-issued identification) and proof of residency

  • Visits are once a month

Clay Church Firehouse Campus

17646 Cleveland Rd, South Bend, IN (Door 4)

(574) 272-8068

Food pantry hours:

Mon, 12pm- 3

Thurs, 9am- 12pm

Office hours:

Mon- Thurs, 9am- 4pm

First United Methodist Church
  • Downtown Soup Kitchen

  • Food pantry (once a month visits, must be a resident of St. Joseph County, bring picture ID and proof of residency)

  • Special holiday meal days for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter

  • A give-away table provides donated items, such as cereal, canned goods, fresh produce, bread items, hats, scarves, gloves or socks for our visitors to pick up


333 N. Main St., South Bend, 46601

(574) 233-9463

Soup Kitchen hours: Mon, Wed, Fri, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm (closed in August)

Food Pantry hours:

Tues, 10am – 1pm

Office hours:

Mon-Thurs, 9am– 2pm

Indiana WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)

  • Provides participants with nutritious foods, nutrition and breastfeeding education and referral to health and other social services

  • Office locations in Elkhart, Goshen, and Nappanee

1400 Hudson St, Elkhart, IN 46516


La Casa de Amistad
  • Food pantry

  • Community members must live in the 46619 ZIP code and present a picture ID

746 S. Meade, South Bend, 46619

(574) 233-2120

Food pantry hours:

Wed, 2pm– 4:45pm

Office hours:

Mon-Th, 9am – 6pm (closed 12pm – 1pm)

Mishawaka Food Pantry
  • Food pantry and lunch

  • Provides individuals with food, clothing, hot lunches, family development, toiletries & transportation solutions

  • Must bring a piece of mail and a current I.D. to access the pantry

315 Lincolnway W., Mishawaka, 46544

(574) 220-6213

Food pantry hours:

Mon-Fri, 10am – 2pm

Lunch hours:

Tues-Thurs, 10:30am– 1:30pm 

Monroe Circle Community Center
  • Food pantry for 46601 residents 

  • Financial literacy programs

526 Western Ave., South Bend, 46601

(574) 287-4259

Open Cafe hours:

Tues & Thurs, 9am- 12pm

Food pantry hours:

2nd Sat. of the month

4th Tues. of the month 9am – 11am 

Our Lady of the Road
  • Serves breakfast

  • Has laundry, showers, and clothing 

  • Resource center

  • The community of lay men and women staff welcomes guests off the street to live with them in the men’s and women’s houses of hospitality located in downtown South Bend at 515 and 518 S. St. Joseph St.

744 S. Main St., South Bend, 46601

(574) 235-0623 (Men's house)

(574) 287-7734 (Women's house)

Resource center hours: 

Wed, 1:30pm- 5pm

Breakfast hours:

Fri-Sat, 8am –11:30am

Sun, 8am –10am

Peter Claver Catholic Worker
  • Nightly dinner

  • Transitional housing

518 S. St. Joseph St., South Bend, 46601

(574) 235-0623 (Men's house)

(574) 287-7734 (Women's house)

Dinner hours:

Sun-Sat, 6:30pm 

River Park United Methodist
  • Residents of the 46615 zip code area only

  • Must bring ID/Utility Bill to prove residence

  • Limit of once a month service per person


920 S. 23rd St., South Bend, 46615

(574) 288-6243

Food pantry hours:

Wed & Sat, 10am–12pm

Saint Augustine’s Church Soup Kitchen
  • Soup kitchen 

1501 W. Washington, South Bend, 46619

(574) 289-2126

(574) 532-3720

Soup kitchen hours:

Mon, Wed, Fri, 11am –12:30pm

St. Margaret’s House
  • Daily breakfast & lunch

  • Daytime shelter for women and children

  • Showers, clothing, toiletries, case management and referrals

  • Offers classes in life-skills, parenting, education, and children’s programs

  • Clothing closet for women


117 N. Lafayette Blvd, South Bend, 46601

(574) 234-7795

Office hours:

Mon-Fri, 10am–4 pm

Saint Vincent de Paul Society
  • Food pantry

  • Food delivery once every 30 days

  • Community garden

520 Crescent Ave, South Bend, IN, 46617

(574) 234-6000

Food pantry hours:

Tues & Thurs, 10am- 2pm

Emergency Assistance:

Mon-Fri, 10am- 2pm

The Salvation Army
  • Walter A. Meyer Food Pantry

    • ​Food will be pre-boxed and given to individuals based off the size of their families

    • Individuals may use the food pantry once every 30 days & no more than 6 times per year

  • Referral center for Christ Child Society of South Bend

    • Provides clothing for youth ages 12 and under​


Kroc Corps Community Center 

900 W. Western Avenue, South Bend, 46601

(574) 233-9471

Food pantry hours: 

Mon, Tues, Fri, 9am- 12pm

Township Trustee
  • Click link above to find your township trustee and contact information

  • One-time financial assistance for food, rent, utilities and EMERGENCY medical prescriptions

  • By application (call to make appointment)​

Page Index

All Food & Clothing reources are listed here in alphabetical order. 

Food Bank of Northern Indiana

  1. Albright United Methodist Church

  2. B.A.B.E. Stores

  3. Broadway Christian Parish 

  4. Catholic Charities

  5. Christ Child Society

  6. Clay Church

  7. First United Methodist Church

  8. Indiana WIC

  9. La Casa de Amistad

  10. M.A.C. Food Pantry 

  11. Mishawaka Food Pantry 

  12. Monroe Circle Community Center

  13. Our Lady of the Road 

  14. Peter Claver Catholic Worker 

  15. River Park United Methodist 

  16. St. Augustine's Church Soup Kitchen

  17. St. Margaret's House 

  18. St. Vincent de Paul Society

  19. Salvation Army Family Store

  20. Township Trustee

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