Family Resources

The Family Resource Center

In living out The Salvation Army mission “to meet human need without discrimination,” the dedicated staff at the Family Resource Center is here to help. Whether you are in need of assistance or looking for a friendly, caring environment to volunteer your time and talents, you belong here!

Our programs are open to the public and DO NOT require a Kroc Membership. The Family Resource Center is located on the west end of the building, with a private entrance for convenience and privacy.

NEW! We are now a referral center for Christ Child Society of South Bend. Christ Child Society provides clothing for youth ages 12 and under. A birth certificate and social security card for each child, as well as a picture ID for parent/guardian is required. To receive a referral, please visit the Family Resource Center during pantry hours. A face mask must be worn.

Contact The Family Resource Center

Located at The Kroc Center

Monday: 9:00am–12:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am–12:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 9:00am–12:00pm 
Sat–Sun: Closed

PHONE: 574.233.9471 ext. 2205

Located at the Mishawaka Food Pantry: 315 Lincolnway West, Mishawaka, IN

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 9:00am–1:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am–1:00pm
Friday: Closed
Sat–Sun: Closed

PHONE: 574.233.9471 ext. 2206

We provide respectful service in challenging circumstances.

Our Utility Assistance & Financial Aid Program is staffed with compassionate individuals who understand that it can be difficult to ask for help in the midst of a financial crisis. If you are a St. Joseph County resident and are facing any of the following difficulties, we may be able to help:

  • Disconnection notice from a utility provider
  • Utilities are currently disconnected
  • Household disaster such as a house fire or flood
  • Personal crisis such as a death in the family or fleeing from domestic abuse

For more information, please call The Family Resource Center at
574.233.9471 ext. 2206 and leave us a message.

Every $1000 can help 7 families in St. Joseph County. On average, The Family Resource Center receives 95 calls per week requesting assistance, but  can only help around 5 families.

If you would like to help meet this need, please click here to find out how to make a donation.

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”

-Matthew 25:35

The Walter A. Meyer Food Pantry provides sustenance in your time of need.

Due to COVID-19, the food pantry will look a little different. Food will be pre-boxed and given to individuals based off the size of their families. A limited number of clients will be allowed in the center at a single time, and they will be asked wear masks and sanitize their hands prior to entering the facility. Individuals may use the food pantry once every 30 days and no more than 6 times per year.

Please bring a picture ID for all household members age 18 and over, birth certificates for all household members age 17 and under, social security cards for all household members and proof of address.

Hours of Operation

Monday: 9:00am–12:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am–12:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 9:00am–12:00pm 
Sat–Sun: Closed

PHONE: 574.233.9471 ext. 2205


Most Needed Items

Fruits and Veggies

Low-Sugar Canned

Low Sodium Canned Veggies

Kid Friendly Snacks

Low-Sugar Fruit Juices



Breakfast Items






Whole Grains



Beef Stew


Peanut Butter


Household Items

Trial Sizes

Hygiene Items

Cleaning Supplies

Paper Towels

Toilet Paper

To donate food, or find out other ways you can help, please call The Family Resource Center at 574.233.9471 ext. 2205.

These programs and services are made possible through the generous efforts of donors & volunteers.

Want to help? Make a donation!

Making a donation to The Salvation Army Kroc Center is easy! You can donate money, materials or your time!

  • To make an online donation from a secure site, please Click Here.
  • Please make all checks payable to The Salvation Army Kroc Center, South Bend, and mail or drop off to the following address:
            The Salvation Army Kroc Center
            900 W. Western Avenue,
            South Bend, IN 46601
  • To make a donation of materials, please call The Family Resource Center at 574.233.9471 ext. 2300.

If you would like your donation to be used for a specific program or department, please let us know at the time your donation is being made.


For questions concerning donations to the Family Resource Center, please call 574.233.9471 ext. 2300.

For questions concerning general donations to The Salvation Army Kroc Center, please call 574.233.9471 ext. 2212.

Have Questions?

We’re here to help! Contact our helpful and caring staff today and we will be happy to help you with whatever you need.

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