Food Pantries

 is one of two churches that host a Love INC Food Pantry.  Al Gadberry and other church members work hard to help local families with food assistance.  Their inventory includes non-perishable, frozen and perishable foods.  People requesting help begin the helping process by calling the Love INC Clearinghouse and completing an Intake over the telephone with a trained Love INC volunteer.  The Love INC phone number is 219-923-2775.

TRINITY REFORMED CHURCH (also located in Munster) hosts Bread of Life Food Pantry.  A well-balanced food pantry (including frozen meat &  perishable  items)  is maintained by volunteers from the congregation. They try to stock foods that are low in salt and sugar-free in order to help people with special dietary needs.

The helping process begins with the client completing an intake and verification through the Love INC Clearinghouse.  Clients are referred to the Food Pantry Coordinator who mobilizes the church members to pack  groceries for clients referred by the Love INC Clearinghouse.  If a client picks of the food, a church member is there to greet the recipient.  If the client does not have transportation, a church member with deliver the food to their door.   Prayer and words of encouragement are a priority of the volunteers as they hand out the food they assembled for the client. 

Donations of food or funds are always welcome. This link shows common needs of the food pantries.

You may call the church at 219-838-3929 or the Love INC office for more information.
"When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest.  Do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that have fallen.  Leave them for the poor and the alien.  I am the Lord your God."  Leviticus 19:9-10
Al Gadberry at the Munster Church Food Pantry

Ellie Scheeringa at the Bread of Life Food Pantry