Keeping LaPorte County well-fed and well-loved!

The Pax Center's mission is to keep LaPorte County, Indiana, loved well and fed well through a network of community gardens, food pantries, and community meals.

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LOCALLY SOURCED

A Night of Food, Art + Music to Benefit The Pax Center



Join us at La Porte's very own Civic Auditorium for an evening celebrating all things local: Locally Sourced - A Night of local food, art, music + experiences supporting The Pax Center.


Your ticket purchase grants you access to the event along with $20 worth of food tickets. Additional food tickets will be available for purchase.


Silent auction will close at 8:30p. Card, check or cash payment required at time of auction closing.


Cash bar, provided by the Civic Auditorium, will be available.


what we DO

FOOD PANTRY

Our food pantry is open to all. Hours are Wednesday and Thursday from 12-1:30 PM and Saturday from 9-10:30 AM.

Homemade Beef Barley soup

COMMUNITY MEAL

We serve two hot meals every week. Community meal times are Mondays from 11:30-1 PM and Wednesdays from 5-6 PM.

GARDEN & GREEN SPACE

The Brighton Street Green Space and Jackson Street Community Garden help residents access healthy foods and garden programs.

BRIGHTON STREET GREEN SPACE

The Brighton Street Green Space is a community revitalization partnership between The Pax Center, State Street Community Church, the City of LaPorte, and the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte.

The green space consists of two large community gardens, an education building,

a barn for training, and a park-like setting to enjoy the outdoors.




The Jackson Street Community Garden is committed to growing food communally and to giving back to our neighbors. The garden features 50 garden plots for families and individuals and a free u-pick area to benefit the local community. There is also a Share Table for those that wish to donate their own garden produce. The garden is located at the corner of Jackson Street and Jefferson Avenue in downtown LaPorte.



JACKSON STREET COMMUNITY GARDEN

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If you are interested in volunteering at the Pax Center,

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MEET OUR TEAM

NATE LOUCKS

CEO/President

nloucks@thepaxcenter.com

On staff since 2015

JAMIE BUCHANAN

Executive Director

jbuchanan@thepaxcenter.com

On staff since 2023

DON DOTSON

Jackson Street Community Garden

Garden Director

On staff since 2022

JOHN & JANE SLATER

Brighton Street Green Space

Garden Directors

On staff since 2015

CONTACT US

PROGRAM HOURS

COMMUNITY MEALS

  • Mondays 11:30-1 PM
  • Wednesdays 5-6 PM


FOOD PANTRIES

  • Wednesdays 12-1:30 PM
  • Thursdays 12-1:30 PM
  • Saturdays 9-10:30 AM
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The Pax Center

605 Washington Street

LaPorte, IN 46350

Brighton Street Green Space

210 Brighton Street

LaPorte, IN 46350

Jackson Street Community Garden

803 Jackson Street

LaPorte, IN 46350