The Pax Center's mission is the keep LaPorte County, Indiana, loved well and fed well through a network of community gardens, food pantries, and community meals.
what we DO
Our food pantry is open to all. Hours are Wednesday and Thursday from 12-1:30 PM and Saturday from 9-10:30 AM.
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.
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.
Make a difference
If you are interested in volunteering at the Pax Center,
please fill out the form by clicking the box above.