Food Pantry

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Caring for our neighbors when they can’t do it alone.


Individuals and families from Elkhart County with an income below 185% of the Federal poverty guide are eligible to shop for free groceries once every month.


  • Monday – 11 AM-3 PM

  • Tuesday – Closed

  • Wednesday – 11 AM-3 PM

  • Thursday – 11 AM-3 PM, 4 PM-7 PM

  • Friday – Closed

Donate food

As the largest client choice food pantry in Elkhart County, we serve an average of 1,400 families a month, which equates to approximately 5,000 people . Want to donate food?

Donation Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 8 AM-Noon, 12:30 PM-3 PM

If you cannot drop off your donation during operational hours, please call to make an appointment and someone will be here to accommodate your generosity.

  • Canned meat and vegetables

  • Hearty soups and ready-to-heat canned pasta meals

  • Cereals (hot and cold)

  • Crackers

  • Rice

  • Pasta

  • Spaghetti sauce

  • Hamburger Helper-like meal helpers

  • Peanut butter

  • Jelly

  • Condiments

  • Boxed potatoes

  • Toilet paper

  • Soap

  • Shampoo

  • Deodorant

  • Feminine hygiene products

  • Diapers, wipes, baby shampoo and body wash

  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes

  • Can openers

Consider S T R E T C H I N G   your donation by hosting a drive where food and finances go together! With $1, CCS can buy 6 pounds of food.

If you’d like to host a food drive, contact Michael Downing at 574-295-3673 ext. 116 or .