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.

To receive food, please bring proof of your current address, such as an ID. If your ID does not have your current address, please bring it along with two pieces of mail with your current address such as a check stub, utility, medical or other bill or statement. Thank you!


  • 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 nearly 6 pounds of food.

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