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. Look for the signs starting at 118th and LaPorte Ave., they will help guide you.
To register, a patron would need to furnish:
- A picture ID;
- Proof of income, using the same guideline as the SNAP program;
- Proof of residency (e.g. utility bill or bank statement).
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)
Additional Assistance Resources
Northwest Indiana Community Action
Dial 2-1-1 or visit https://in211.communityos.org/
North Township Trustee’s Office
Frank J. Mrvan, 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.