Portage Township Food Pantry

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STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Hearing the Command of our Lord Jesus Christ to love one another as he loved us, the Portage Township Food Pantry has been established by area churches and organizations to provide emergency assistance to families in crisis situations.

MISSION
The Portage Township Food Pantry is a non-profit organization, supported by area churches, businesses, community members, and organizations, operated by a group of volunteers who provide food assistance to qualifying families in need.  This assistance of charitable donations to needy people shall exclusively qualify it for the purposed set forth under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

The Portage Township Food Pantry (PTFP) provides food assistance to approximately 600 Portage Township residents every month.  To do so, we utilize 30-40 volunteers each week to purchase and pick up commodities at the region's food bank and local retailers, stock shelves, work community events, collect food donations, and operate the pantry.

** NOTICE **
We have heard that people are still sending donations to the Porter County Community Foundation for our "Raise A Roof" collection so we just want to say that the deadline for that has passed and to ask that you please send your donations directly to us:
Portage Township Food Pantry
P.O. BOX 1582
Portage, IN 46368


Also, we just received word that we did not qualify for the grant.  As a reminder, it was supposed to help pay for the construction of the new building that would have included a built-in freezer among other amenities. Although we are disappointed we won't have that extra money to pay for it we are still extremely grateful that we even have a building to move into at all.


Lastly, we just want to shout out "THANK YOU" to all who donated and continues to donate to us. We will never be able to express how much we really appreciate the community coming together to help us fight hunger, to help us serve our community.




CONTACT

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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