Portage Township Food Pantry


Please call the Portage Township Trustee office at (219)762-1623 for certification details.

Income Guidelines:

                           Family #               Monthly               Annually

                               1                        $1,980                $23,760
                               2                        $2,670                $32,040
                               3                        $3,360                $40,320
                               4                        $4,050                $48,600
                               5                        $4,740                $56,880
                               6                        $5,430                $65,160

Once someone at the Trustee's office informs you of your eligibility you will also be informed when and which food pantry you will be able to go to in order to obtain a "basket" of food.  On that day you will need to take the certified form the Trustee's office gave you as well as some bags, boxes, containers, etc. to transport your groceries in.  Your eligibility is valid for one year as long as the client continues to meet the requirements and follows the rules.

>>You must be a Portage Twp. resident and approved yearly by the Portage Twp. Trustee (3484 Airport Rd., immediately East of the High School) in order to receive assistance.

>>You will receive a numbered card upon arrival. Place the card under the windshield wiper on the driver's side. 
>>Park in designated spaces only. 
>>Wait in your vehicle until your number is called. (Absolutely NO waiting inside the church or standing in line in the parking lot.)

>>When your number is called you will enter the church and check in at either the new or returning tables for your voucher. Bring the numbered card with you and hand it to the volunteer taking your information.

>>The volunteer will have you sign a form then hand you a voucher which you must keep ready at all times; volunteers will ask to look at your voucher as you travel around the room in order offer you the appropriate amount of food. (If you bring children keep them with you AT ALL TIMES! The church is not a play area. Your cooperation is expected.)

>>A volunteer will collect your voucher when finished.

>>NO SMOKING on church premises – PERIOD! This includes the parking lot.

>>Smoke in your vehicle only.

>>Please do not throw cigarette butts and/or trash on church property.

>>NO cell phone usage inside church.

The First Presbyterian Church is graciously allowing us to use their facility until a new pantry building can be constructed which should hopefully be done by February 2020. They have made certain requests (ex:  limited number of clients and carts inside) and our new distribution methods are devised to honor these requests. This is a work in progress so some changes may be made as we see what does and doesn't work. We need everyone's cooperation if we are to maintain a Portage Twp. Food Pantry. 



We are normally open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first, third, and fourth
Fridays of the month.  The second Friday we are closed but will open the Wednesday before from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.  When a month has five Fridays then we are normally closed on that fifth Friday unless specifically stated otherwise.

Due to our building nearing completion, we will not produce a long-term calendar.



January 03, 2020
January 08, 2020
January 17, 2020
January 24, 2020

February 07, 2020
February 12, 2020
February 21, 2020
February 28, 2020

10:00 - 1:00
  3:00 - 6:00
10:00 - 1:00
10:00 - 1:00

10:00 - 1:00
  3:00 - 6:00
10:00 - 1:00
10:00 - 1:00


We can be reached at (219) 718-3781 or through our Facebook page.
Our mailing address is:  P.O. Box 1582  Portage, IN  46368.
Our physical address is:  6225 Lute Road  Portage, IN  46368.
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