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

Help keep LaPorte County well-fed and well-loved in 2023!

Since 2015, the Pax Center has been engaging the poverties of food insecurity and loneliness through weekly food pantries, community meals, and green space and gardens. As a result, thousands of LaPorte County residents have benefitted from monthly groceries, a free clothes closet, and a hot meal.


Help us on #GivingTuesday continue this important work in 2023 and beyond!


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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.

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.

MEET OUR TEAM

NATE LOUCKS

CEO/President

nloucks@statestreet.church

On staff since 2015

JOHN & JANE SLATER

Brighton Street Green Space

Garden Directors

On staff since 2015

YIAKESHIA HERMA

Director

yherma@thepaxcenter.com

On staff since 2022


DON DOTSON

Jackson Street Community Garden

Garden Director

On staff since 2022

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.




JACKSON STREET COMMUNITY GARDEN

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.



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