South Bend community resources to use or support this Thanksgiving season
By: Mira Costello
If you live in or near South Bend, there are a variety of free resources you can take advantage of if you need support, ranging from concrete provisions like food and shelter to fulfillment needs like community and advocacy. If you don’t need these resources right now and instead are in a place to give back, consider volunteering your time in the holiday spirit of gratitude and generosity.
Food pantries, meals and basic needs
Broadway Christian Parish United Methodist Church 1412 Carroll St.
Services: breakfast, toiletries, clothing, showers, laundry, phone, mail, snack bags, food pantry and advocacy services
Food pantry hours: 8-10:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday
Other services hours: 8-10:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday
Downtown Soup Kitchen First United Methodist Church 333 N. Main St.
Services: hot lunch with soup, bread, drink and dessert; food pantry
Food pantry hours: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday
Lunch hours: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Monroe Circle Community Center 526 W. Western Ave.
Services: breakfast, lunch and food pantry
Food pantry hours: 5-7 p.m. on every other Monday, every other Saturday of the month and every fourth Tuesday of the month
Meal hours: 9 a.m. breakfast and 11 a.m. lunch on Tuesday and Thursday
Hope Ministries 432 S. Lafayette Blvd.
Services: hot lunch and dinner
Hours: 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. lunch and 6:30-7:30 p.m. dinner every day of the week
St. Margaret’s House 117 N. Lafayette Blvd. (women and children only)
Services: basic needs, breakfast and lunch, support and advocacy
Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every day
Our Lady of the Road 744 S. Main St.
Services: breakfast, clothing, showers and laundry