Corps Office Hours are Monday thru Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Call the office, 219-326-5342 for additional help, information or with questions. 

Note: Office is closed at Lunch from Noon till 1:00 PM

FOOD PANTRY Hours are: Monday 9 until Noon, Tuesday 1 to 3 PM, Thursday from 5 to 7 PM.  For more information contact the Corps during Office Hours. Pet Food "upon availability" Wednesdays & Friday 9-12 & 1-4. You will need to brin in your current valid Drivers License or State ID.

Pizza and Bread offered daily (if available). 

Mobile Tot Shop on the 3rd Thursday of every month.  9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.  Please make sure you receive your Tot Shop Coupons to exchange for needed items foryour infants, and /or young children up to age 5.  Sponsored by The Family & Youth Services  Bureau, with generous support from the Regional Service Council.  Please call 219-464-9585 with questions or to make a donation.

SafeLink Free Phones are available. To qualify you need  Food Stamp Card or Medicaid Card or Proof of Social Security or Proof of Energy Assistance Qualification.

REAL Services Lunch program for seniors is served daily, Monday thru Friday. Doors open at 10:30 AM, lunch is a hot meal which is served at 11:30.  Everyone aged 60 and above is welcomed for a nutritious meal and a time to share with other seniors. Donations for the cost of the meal are appreciated. Come early and stay afterwards for special programs for your health and for fun. For more information call Donna at 219-380-1711.

Community Meals are provided Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday nights beginning at 4:30 PM with a social time.  “Soup Kitchen” meals are prepared by churches and other volunteer groups and served at 5:30.

First Steps Office is currently open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  The  Salvation Army of LaPorte is proud to partner with “First Step of LaPorte” by providing office space in the building. “First Step” is a ministry of the churches of LaPorte that provides financial and referral assistance to those in need. For more information go to or call 219-326-STEP(7837)

Energy Assistance is no longer in our building as of February 1st.  They are still in Michigan City at 301 8th Street.  You must call and make an appointment and they will tell you what you need to bring. The telephone number 219-872-0351.

Tax Preparation help is available during the tax season beginning January 31, 2015. Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) provides tax preparation at NO charge for qualified individuals. Information needed:

Photo ID
Social Security Card
If You Rent: Landlord’s name, address, and phone number
Last Years’ (2013) Tax Return
Estimated Taxes
Proof of all Income (interest accounts, wages, pensions, SSA benefits, etc.)
Proof of Property Taxes Paid in 2014
Blank or Cancelled Check or Bank statement with Account Number, Routing Number &  Bank Info
HealthCare Exemption Certificate (if you have one)
If you chose to purchase your health insurance (not Medicare/Medicaid) on the Market Place, then you will need a 1095A Form

Christmas Assistance includes Holiday Food Distribution and Christmas Toy Shoppe.  Applications for assistance are accepted beginning in October each year.

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.