Food Pantry

The Whiting/Robertsdale Food Pantry is the only Food Pantry currently open within the city.  Our new location is 1717 LaPorte Ave., on the Sacred Heart Church Campus. The Food Pantry is open the first and third Fridays of each month from 8:30 am to 2 pm.  The Food Pantry is located in-between the Sacred Heart School and House.  Park in the parking lot, walk out to LaPorte Ave., turn left and walk past the house, and use the White Door on your left to enter the Food Pantry.

A patron must qualify before registering.  To check qualifications, all new potential patrons must provide the following:

  • A current picture ID;
  • Proof of income, for all household members over the age of 18 years (we use the same guideline as the SNAP program);
  • Proof of residency (e.g. utility bill or bank statement).  Proof of residency must match your ID.


Donations of non-perishable items are always welcome and can be dropped off at 1717 LaPorte Ave., in the back of the Food Pantry.  Please place your non-perishable items in the metal cabinet labeled Whiting Food Pantry.   Monetary donations are also always accepted. Please make checks out to, or drop cash off at: Whiting Food Pantry, c/o Whiting City Hall, 1443 119th Street, Whiting, Indiana 46394.


Sacred Heart Church Campus
1717 LaPorte Ave.


8:30 am to 2:00 pm
(1st and 3rd Fridays of each month)

Contact Information

Gloria Gollnick-Cote
Phone:  219-898-1712

Additional Assistance Resources

Northwest Indiana Community Action
Dial 2-1-1 or visit 

North Township Trustee’s Office
Adrian Santos, Trustee
Hammond Office: 5947 Hohman Ave., Hammond, IN, 219-932-2530
East Chicago Office: 2105 Broadway, East Chicago, IN, 219-398-2435

Provides food, shelter, utility service, burial, cremation, clothing, household supplies, furniture, and medical assistance through the application process.