Postal Food Drive and Community support

​The Free Daily Breakfast and Lunch Program is the true mission of St. Martin. Through the hard work of our dedicated volunteers, Monday through Saturday, patrons assemble at St Martin to receive hot, nutritious meals in a clean, friendly and respectful atmosphere. 


We realize that all too often, the St. Martin meals are the only food our patrons will have today. All those who come to St. Martin receive a free hot meal, and no person will be turned away.

Breakfast: Monday – Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 
Lunch: Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m., Saturday, 10:30 a.m.

St. Martin offers a free pick-up service for local donations. Proceeds from the Thrift Store enable our free Daily Hot Meal program to operate at full capacity. Not only do your donations of foods and household items benefit the poor, but St. Martin Community Center also provides tax forms in order to deduct donations from your yearly taxes. Stop by today to browse our vast selection.


St. Martin Thrift Store is a low-priced venue to find gently used household items, clothing, furniture, shoes, books, toys, baby items and antiques. Whether you are a bargain hunter, collector, or establishing a home, you will find affordable items. Stop by today to browse our vast selection.


Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Free Daily Breakfast and Lunch Program

​Healthy families start with access to healthy, nutritious food. St. Martin provides a limited number of garden plots for the community to grow fruits and vegetables.


We partner with Purdue Extension Services and their Master Gardner Program, which links Master Gardeners with novice gardeners to learn gardening skills, planting, harvesting and food preservation. This program teaches families to create a sustainable summer food source, enabling self-sufficiency.


Visit our location to plant, grow and tend your own garden, free of charge. Produce can be taken home to your family, or donated to St. Martin Community Center.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

As a United Way agency member, the American Red Cross refers local fire victims to St. Martin for free household items including: clothing, furniture and kitchen wares. 

Additionally, St. Martin is the host agency for the annual Postal Food Drive. Once items are collected from mail carriers, St. Martin weighs and divides all donations and distributes the items to seven local food pantries.​

Summer Food Service Program

St. Martin Food Pantry assists local patrons with basic food provisions. Once per month to those who have limited food in their home can choose from canned meats, canned vegetables, bread, cereal and other food items as available.

St. Marin Community Center provides emergency food to those with an urgent need for provisions. There are many working poor and unemployed people who must choose between food, medicine and shelter. Please help us to continue this service by donating money, canned food items, staple ingredients such as flour, sugar or toiletries to stock our pantry. 

Hours: Monday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Community garden

Throughout the school year, numerous children receive free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch through the School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs. We have partnered with the Department of Education to ensure children received nutritional food throughout the summer as well. The Summer Food Service Program is designed to fill the seasonal nutritional gap ensuring children obtain the nutritious meals they need for optimal growth during the summer season. St. Martin Community Center coordinates food preparation and distribution of breakfast and lunch at the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Grant County, with an alternate lunch location at St. Martin Center.


Breakfast: Monday – Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 
Lunch: Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m., Saturday, 10:30 a.m.

Food Pantry

mission & vision

St. Martin is called to feed the poor.  Our daily meals and food pantry help satisfy basic needs. As simple needs are met, the network of Health and Human Services agencies help the poor build necessary skills to work out of poverty.  

Thrift Store

volunteering

Last year, volunteers donated more than 28,000 hours to help us feed Grant County's poor. Volunteers serve food, stock the thrift store shelves, unload trucks, perform building maintenance and much more.

Programs and Hours 

program Stats

In 2016, St. Martin provided more than 80,000 meals and 30,000 food pantry visits to the poor. We have an immeasurable debt of gratitude for local businesses and individuals who donated money, food and other items to make this possible.

St. Martin Community Center

St. Martin  distributes hundreds of coats per year to anyone in need. Year-round we accepts gently used or new winter coats, scarves and gloves. These items are dispersed free of charge to children and adults during the last week of October and throughout the remaining winter months, as needed.


Additionally St. Martin provides school uniforms, school supplies and school clothing at the beginning of the school year to any child in need, free of charge. ​

Celebrating 50 Years of Service to Grant County 1967-Present

Coats for kids

Nurturing our Community by Decreasing the Effects of Poverty