The Pax Center is working to engage food insecurity and improve the health and health of our community through access to healthy and nutritious foods, community education, and advocacy. Our goal is to keep LaPorte County well-fed and well-loved through a network of food pantries, community meals, and community gardens.
The Pax Center Food Pantry is open to anyone that needs help with groceries. The Pantry is open every Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. A person does not need to be a resident of the City of LaPorte to receive help from the food pantry.
Wednesday: 12-1:30 PM
Thursday: 12-1:30 PM
Saturday: 9-10:30 AM
Sharing meals is an essential component of building families and communities. The Pax Center serves two community meals during the week, which are open to the public. Instead of a traditional soup kitchen, we try to provide a more nutritious three-course meal experience.
Monday: 12-1:30 PM
Wednesday: 5-6 PM
The Pax Center maintains a free clothes pantry to help individuals and families have better access to free quality used clothing. Besides everyday clothing, we also help with clothes for job interviews, work clothes, and seasonal attire.
The clothes pantry is open the same hours as the food pantry.
The Pax Center and State Street Community Church maintain three community garden projects in LaPorte, Indiana; the Pax Center Garden, the Brighton Street Green Space, and the Jackson Street Community Garden. To find out more about our gardening projects, please visit the link below.