Celebrating 50 Years of Service to Grant County 1967-Present

Coats for kids

Community garden

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.​

Our founder

Thrift Store

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.

Literacy and Summer Food for Kids

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 and Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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.

Access to age appropriate books in the home increase parent child bonding, and help to promote literacy. As part of the meal program, and as supplies are available, St. Martin provides free books to children. During the summer,  children who receive free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch during school are likely to experience hunger. We  ensure children receive nutritional food throughout the summer as well. The Literacy and Summer Food Program is designed to fill the seasonal nutritional and educational gap ensuring children obtain the nutritious meals and education they need during the summer season.


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

Nurturing our Community by Decreasing the Effects of Poverty

Postal Food Drive and Community support

Programs and Hours 

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.  

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. ​

program Stats

Last year, St. Martin provided more than 100,000 meals and 13,000 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 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.

​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.